Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt has questioned the validity of the censor board certificate in the wake of the legal drama Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming movie Jolly LLB 2 is going through.
“Despite Jolly LLB 2 getting CBFC certificate, it is being screened to Bombay High Court. Why? Has the CBFC certificate any validity?” Bhatt posted on Twitter on Saturday.
Despite #JollyLLB2 getting CBFC certificate it is being screened to Bombay High Court.Why?Has the CBFC certificate any validity?— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) February 4, 2017
The courtroom drama, which features Akshay as a lawyer, named Jolly, has received a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
However, the film got caught in controversy after a Nanded lawyer named Ajaykumar Waghmare, told the Bombay hight court that the film was an attempt to portray the country’s legal profession and the judicial system in a poor light.
Later, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court set up a committee to see the film. The matter was later moved to the Supreme Court which refused to put on hold the screening of Jolly LLB 2 before a three-member panel appointed by the Bombay high court.
The fate of the film is now in the hands of the Bombay high court, which is expected to make a decision regarding film’s release on February 7, just ahead of its February 10 release.
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