Jolly LLB-2 row: Akshay Kumar summoned over ‘defaming’ judiciary

Jaipur [India], Feb. 6 : The Sanganer court in Jaipur has summoned Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for his role in his movie Jolly LLB 2 on March 10th.

The petitioner has stated that Akshay's character has distorted the profession of a lawyer in the flick.

Earlier in the day, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court ordered the deletion of four scenes in Jolly LLB 2 - a scene where a scared judge is hiding behind the chair, another where a shoe is hurled, a scene with objectionable signalling and dialogues in an argument scene have to be modified.

The producers are likely to approach the Supreme Court again soon, as the film is due for release this week.

Earlier, the Supreme Court had stated that it will let the Bombay High Court decide first and hear the matter only if the need arises.

Ajaykumar Waghmare, the petitioner of the case had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that certain scenes in the movie depict the Judiciary and the legal professional in bad light, following which the High Court formed the committee to watch the movie and submit a report on the same.

Waghmare has also asked the court to drop the word 'LLB' from the title of the movie. In 2013 also, the original Jolly LLB, starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, faced the same problems from lawyers in Meerut.

The Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi starrer movie which is a sequel of 2013, Jolly LLB movie is scheduled to be released on February 10.

The movie, which will feature Akshay in the role of a lawyer, also stars Saurabh Shukla and Annu Kapoor.

Source: ANI