Livid over ‘legality’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Feb 2017 14:40:52

Film industry veteran Mahesh Bhatt has questioned the validity of the censor board certificate in the wake of the legal drama Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming movie Jolly LLB 2 is going through.

“Despite Jolly LLB 2 getting CBFC certificate, it is being screened to Bombay High Court. Why? Has the CBFC certificate any validity?” Bhatt posted on Twitter.
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. Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court’s Aurangabad Bench on Monday ordered deletion of four scenes from the upcoming film Jolly LLB 2, which it held are defamatory to the judiciary and could amount to contempt of court.