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Was slightly intimidated working with Akshay Kumar, says Kiara Advani

The actress was launched by the actor's banner in Fugly (2014). 

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Kiara Advani was launched in Akshay Kumar’s production Fugly (2014). Later, she starred alongside Akshay in Good Newwz (2019). And now, she has been cast opposite the actor in the much-talked-about Laxmii. 

Looking back at her journey, Advani said in an official statement, “Life’s come full circle. From being launched in the movies to being the leading actress in a film with Akshay sir. There’s always so much to learn from him, from his work ethic to the energy as an actor that he brings to a scene.”

But Advani wasn’t at ease initially because of Akshay’s star image. “When we worked together on Good Newwz, I was a bit intimidated working with sir. I wouldn’t speak as much. I would silently listen and observe him on the set; the way he would improvise and add so much life to a scene always inspired me. By the time we started working on Laxmii, I had opened up and felt more confident and the journey has been amazing,” she said. 

Advani didn’t have to think too much before agreeing to act in Laxmii. It was an easy decision for her. “There are some films which are so entertaining that you just want to be a part of it,” she said. “That’s how I felt when I heard the narration of Laxmii. I liked the way my character ties the screenplay together. It’s a commercial film which I haven’t really done before, so it’s a new space for me as well and I’m really happy to be a part of this film.”

Laxmii is the official Hindi remake of the Tamil film Muni 2: Kanchana (2011), which starred Raghava Lawrence, who also directed the film. He is also helming the Hindi remake while Akshay is playing the lead role. 

Advani has only seen a few scenes of the original Tamil film. “I’ve seen scenes from Kanchana which Raghav sir showed me on the set while we were shooting for Laxmii. We were actually fortunate that Raghav sir, who has directed and acted in the original, has directed Laxmii because no one knows the film better than him and he brings magic to the film,” she added.

Laxmii will be released on 9 November on Disney+ Hotstar. 

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