SC to hear plea by Fox Star studios on Jolly LLB-2 challenging Bombay HC order

| Updated: Feb 07, 2017 07:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 7(ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear the plea filed by Fox Star Studios, the makers of the Bollywood film, "Jolly LLB-2," challenging the Bombay High Court order, which had ordered a three-member committee to watch the movie and submit a report. Petitioner Ajaykumar Waghmare had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court alleging that certain scenes in the movie illegally depict the judiciary and the legal professional in a poor light. After hearing his plea, the High Court had directed three-member committee to watch the movie and submit a report. He had prayed that the word 'LLB' be dropped from the title of the movie and the scenes depicting the profession in bad light be deleted. Earlier in the day, the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court ordered the deletion of four scenes in Jolly LLB 2 - a scene where a scared judge is hiding behind the chair, another where a shoe is hurled, a scene with objectionable signalling and dialogues in an argument scene have to be modified. Earlier, the Supreme Court had stated that it will let the Bombay High Court decide first. In 2013 also, the original Jolly LLB, starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, faced the same problems from lawyers in Meerut.(ANI) The Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi starrer movie which is a sequel of 2013, Jolly LLB movie is scheduled to be released on February 10. The movie, which will feature Akshay in the role of a lawyer, also stars Saurabh Shukla and Annu Kapoor.(ANI)
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