A Jaipur court on Monday summoned actors Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor, along with director Subhash Kapoor, for allegedly portraying lawyers in bad light in their upcoming movie Jolly LLB 2.
Taking cognisance of a complaint filed by a lawyer, Tikam Chand Sharma, additional chief metropolitan magistrate Ashok Sain on Monday ordered the trio to appear before the court on March 10.
“In their film Jolly LLB 2, directed by Subhash Kapoor, advocates have been portrayed in a bad light. Junior advocates slapping senior lawyers have been shown in the trailer of the film, which is misleading and offensive to those in legal profession,” said Mahaveer Surendra Jain, counsel for the complainant.
The complainant felt that several dialogues of the film were offensive, hence the criminal complaint was submitted to the court, Jain said.
“In one scene in the trailer of the film, it has been said that lawyers never return clients’ fees. In another scene Akshay’s character is seen pleading with the judge, which is against decorum. The lawyer community has been hurt by this,” said Jain.
After listening to the arguments of the complainant’s counsel, the court issued summons to the two actors and the filmmaker to appear on March 10. The order also said it was the responsibility of the Mumbai police commissioner to ensure their presence in the court.
The film is set to release on February 10.
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