Jolly LLB 2: Akshay Kumar accepts cuts, movie to release on Feb 10
The Bombay high court had ordered that Akshay Kumar-starrer Jolly LLB 2 can be screened only after four controversial shots are removed from the movie and the actor has said he respects the decision made by the court.bollywood Updated: Feb 07, 2017 19:52 IST
The producer of Akshay Kumar-starrer Jolly LL.B 2 today withdrew his appeal from the Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court order and said the cuts suggested by the court-appointed panel are acceptable to it.
A bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi allowed Fox Star Studio India, producer of the movie, to take back its appeal.
Senior advocate A M Singhvi, appearing for the producer said the deletions of certain scenes, suggested by the HC-appointed committee, are acceptable to it.
The Bombay high court had ordered that Akshay Kumar-starrer Jolly LLB 2 can be screened only after four controversial shots are removed from the movie and the actor has said he respects the decision made by the court.
Advocate Ajay Kumar Waghmare had filed a petition before the bench and demanded removal of the word LLB from the film and cut certain shots which portrayed lawyers in bad light. Waghmare contended that the content shown in the trailer of the film or available on social media seems to be an attempt to “mock” the existing judicial system of India.
“I respect the high court’s decision. They must have made the decision keeping everything in mind. It’s the high court, you have to abide by their rules and I always believe in abiding by the rules and we have made the changes. There is no argument about it,” he said.
“There will be four cuts in one scene and that whole thing has been done. The movie is releasing on February 10,” Akshay added.
The 49-year-old star said it is disheartening that people end up filing cases on movies just few days before the scheduled release. “These days anyone keeps filing cases on every second film, but still the court never stalls the release of any film. Because the court also understands that sometimes people file these cases deliberately. I think it was a good decision. They wanted some three- four cuts. And we did it which is fine,” he further said.
After watching the movie, Justices S S Shinde and K K Sonawane of a Bombay High Court bench passed the order yesterday, after going through a report presented by a committee headed by Justice Prakash Kanade and two others.
Directed by Subhash Kapoor, Jolly LLB 2 is a sequel to the 2012 comedy. Akshay plays a lawyer in the film.
The movie also stars Huma Qureshi and Annu Kapoor.
(With inputs from ANI, PTI)
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First Published: Feb 07, 2017 13:02 IST