This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
One may have thought that after getting a clean chit from Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 will be released without any problems. But, it seems like the issues with the film are not ending anytime soon.
A month ago, a shoe manufacturer Bata had sued the makers and actors Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor for using the brand name and projecting it in the bad light. Now, the makers of Jolly LLB 2 have run into another legal soup. An advocate named Ajaykumar S Waghmare from Nanded had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court asking to drop the word ‘LLB’ from the title of the film. The advocate argued the Indian judicial system and legal profession are being portrayed in the bad light. As the trailer shows a group of lawyers’ playing cards and dancing on court premises, the advocate claims that this is a deliberate attempt to tarnish the reputation of Indian legal profession. Union and state governments, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Fox Star Studio India, writer and director Subhash Kapoor, actors Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor are all respondents in this petition.
On Monday (January 30), the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has reportedly ordered two amicus curiae (meaning impartial advisers to the court of law) to watch Jolly LLB 2 and check whether the film is actually showing the Indian judicial system and lawyers negatively. V M Kanade and Sangita Rao Patil, justices of the bench, ordered the makers to organise a special screening of the film. Two lawyers named R N Dhorde and V J Dixit will now be watching the film on Wednesday (February 1) and have been asked to submit their reports on Friday (Febraury 3) to the Bombay High Court. Once the reports have reached the High Court and will be reviewed, the petition would be up for hearing.
Directed by Subhash Kapoor, Jolly LLB 2 is a satirical courtroom drama starring Akshay Kumar, Annu Kapoor and Huma Qureshi and is slated to release on February 10,
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