Akshay Kumar who will soon be seen in Laxmmi Bomb in which he essays the role of transgender came forward expressing his support to the transgender community. The Sooryavanshi star donated Rs 1.5 crore to build a home for transgenders in Chennai. The news was announced by Raghava Lawerence the director of Laxmmi Bomb. In a facebook post the filmmaker wrote, "I would like to share one good news, Akshay kumar sir is donating Rs 1.5 crore for building transgender home for the first time in India."
Raghava Lawrence heads a charitable trust named after him. On completing 15 years since its foundation, the filmmaker wanted to celebrate by "initiating a new project for uplifting transgenders by providing shelter for them." In the upcoming film Laxmmi Bomb, Akshay Kumar plays the role of a transgender himself. He plays a character, who is scared of ghosts but is eventually possessed by the spirit of a transgender. Laxmmi Bomb is a Hindi remake of 2011 Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana, which was directed by Raghava Lawrence and also featured him as a protagonist in the film.