Jolly LLB 2 makers withdraw appeal against Bombay High Court order, make required cuts

Apart from the four cuts ordered by Bombay High Court, the CBFC has instructed four more cuts from Jolly LLB 2 which refer to the city Lucknow

FP Staff February 07, 2017 15:32:27 IST
Jolly LLB 2 makers withdraw appeal against Bombay High Court order, make required cuts

The makers of Subhash Kapoor's upcoming courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 have withdrawn their appeal in the Supreme Court against the order of Bombay High Court that dictates them to make four cuts in the film.

Jolly LLB 2 makers withdraw appeal against Bombay High Court order make required cuts

Akshay Kumar in Jolly LLB 2

The Hindu reports that Fox Star India has decided to honour the verdict of Bombay High Court and has made the necessary changes in the film in order to ensure a smooth release this Friday on 10 February. The lead actor of the film, Akshay Kumar, confirmed that four cuts have been made in a single scene of the film.

Speaking to PTI, Akshay said, "I respect 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. There will be four cuts in one scene and that whole thing has been done. The movie is releasing on February 10."

However, Hindustan Times reports that the actor has also expressed his disappointment in the detractors who risk the timely release of the film and lauded the judiciary for not falling prey to such deliberate moves to harm the business of the film.

"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," said Kumar, pointing at how the Supreme Court did not stall the release of the film.

Since the film was sent back to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for review, they ordered a few more cuts in the film in order to allow the makers to retain the U/A certificate issued to it last week.

The references to Lucknow, where the film is set, have been either replaced or muted in four places.

Bollywood Hungama reports that the following changes have been ordered by the CBFC:

-Replacement of 'Lucknow' with the word 'local' in the dialogue —“Lucknow kachahari meinkoi  cheez time pe hui hai kya?”(has anything in the courts of Lucknow happened on time?)
-Replacement of 'Lucknow' with the word 'local' in the dialogue — “Baahar Lucknow ke lawyer mujhe kya bulaate hain” (what do lawyers outside Lucknow call me)
-Replacement of 'Lucknow' with 'Awadh' in the dialogue, "Ye Delhi nahi, Lucknow hai" (This is not Delhi, this is Lucknow)
-Muting of 'Lucknow' from the song 'Go Paagal'.

Also read: Jolly LLB 2 review: Akshay Kumar, Subhash Kapoor pull off emotional resonance in a patchy film

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