By playing a transgender ghost in Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay Kumar seems to be clearly trying to win over an audience that so far Bollywood has neglected.
Sources say the transgender activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathy tweeting her appreciation of the trailer was no coincidence. That her participation was indeed solicited in making Akshay’s transgender transformation not just entertainment, but rather a movement towards an acceptance of the Third Sex in the mainstream.
Says filmmaker Onir, “More roles need to be written in mainstream Hindi cinema for the LGBT community. And they should be played by members of the LGBT community.”
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