The Bombay High Court has found four scenes in Subhash Kapoor's upcoming courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 objectionable as they amount to contempt of court. The film, earlier cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with a U/A certificate, has now been sent back to the board for review.
India Todayreports that the court has ordered deletion of four scenes from Akshay Kumar's film that depict the judiciary in a bad or objectionable light. These scenes include one in which a judge, played by Saurabh Shukla, is seen hiding behind his chair. Another scene that the court has ordered to delete is in which a shoe is hurled at a member of the judiciary. The other two scenes consist of objectionable signalling and dialogue during an argument in the court.
As per TV reports, the makers have decided to move the Supreme Court in order to challenge the verdict of the Bombay High Court as the film is slated to release this Friday on 10 February. Also, a Jaipur court has summoned both Kumar and Kapoor over defamation of the judiciary on 10 March, as per a report by The Economic Times.
Last month, an advocate Ajaykumar S Waghmare had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court objecting to some of the scenes of Jolly LLB 2 that malign the reputation of the legal profession. The court found prima facie case of contempt and formed a three-member committee to review the film.
On the orders of the Supreme Court, Bombay HC was scheduled to hear the committee report on 6 February along with the objections of the filmmakers who have maintained that the film does not intend to defame the legal profession.
Jolly LLB 2 is the sequel to the National Award-winning film Jolly LLB. It also stars Huma Qureshi and Annu Kapoor.
Published Date: Feb 06, 2017 06:39 pm | Updated Date: Feb 10, 2017 03:05 pm