‘I respect High Court’s decision’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Feb 2017 14:56:31


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 says 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 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,” Akshay told PTI.


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 added.
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.
Arshad Warsi got critical acclaim for his performance in Jolly LLB and now Akshay Kumar, who is set to take on his role in a sequel to the 2013 hit courtroom drama, credited the star for making Jolly’s character popular.
The first part revolved around the early life of lawyer Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly (Arshad) and focused on his attempt to earn six innocent wage earners their rights, while the sequel Jolly LLB 2 will follow the story of Jagdishwar Mishra (Akshay), a lawyer who is fighting a case against the “state”.


Akshay, 49, said he did not have to work hard on his character as Arshad had already made “quite a few things easy for him” by doing a great job in the first movie.


“I didn’t prepare much for the role. Because I’m from North India only and my language is kind of similar to that of UP and I have a good control on Hindi.
“Plus, Arshad Warsi, who played Jolly in part one, made a lot of things easy for me. I already knew that how I was going to play the character. Then my director (Subhash Kapoor) has been a political journalist. He comes with a great experience. I just followed him,” Akshay said during a promotional event of the film.
When asked if he met lawyers in order to get into shoes of his part, Akshay said, “I did not meet anyone. I had enough information and I had Subhash Kapoor with me. I just followed him because he met many lawyers so there’s no point me meeting some more lawyers.
“I’m already following somebody who knows about this world a lot.”