23:02 GMT21 February 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar shared on social media the first look of him as Laxmmi, a character he is playing in the Raghava Lawrence film Laxmmi Bomb. But his post garnered mixed reactions from the Twitterati.

    Dressed in a crisp red sari with golden border and standing next to a Goddess Durga idol, Akshay looks intimidating.

    Navratri said his new role was all about "bowing to the inner goddess" and celebrating "limitless strength." He tweeted: “… On this auspicious occasion, I am sharing with you my look as Laxmmi. A character I am both excited and nervous about... but then life begins at the end of our comfort zone...isn’t it?”

    ​The power-packed picture took Twitter by storm, with one of the twitterati claiming: "It need GUTS to do this kind of role. You have gone pass all the parameters of an actor to do this stuff & All i can see is this is gonna be different & one of a kind role which wasn't enacted from any A - Listers of Bollywood."

    ​Other fans of Akshay were full of praise for him.

    ​The film is a Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil horror comedy Muni 2: Kanchana. It’s about the timid-natured Raghav, who suffers from a fear of ghosts and undergoes a personality transformation after being possessed by the spirit of a transgender person named Laxmmi.

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