Days before its release, Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming film Jolly LLB 2’s future lies in the hands of Bombay High Court. The court is expected to make a decision regarding the film’s release on Tuesday, just ahead of its February 10 release.
The courtroom drama, which features Akshay as a lawyer, named Jolly, has received a certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification. 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.
On Saturday, veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt questioned the validity of the censor board certificate in the wake of the legal drama surrounding Jolly LLB 2.
“Despite Jolly LLB 2 getting CBFC certificate, it is being screened to . Why? Has the CBFC certificate any validity?” Bhatt posted on Twitter.
(With IANS inputs)
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