Advocate moves Court to drop ‘LLB’ from Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB’
Advocate Ajaykumar S Waghmare has filed a petition at the Bombay High Court, asking that the word ‘LLB’ should be deleted from the Jolly LLB 2, the title of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film.
According to a report , advocate Waghmare has stated in his petition that using the word LLB is a “deliberate attempt to malign the reputation of the Indian legal profession.”
Waghmare’s petition says that the characters in the film’s trailer are shown to be playing cards and dancing in court premises which suggests that Akshay’s film has no respect for the judicial profession, discipline and ethics. Waghmare has also asked the court to stop Jolly LLB 2’s trailer from being played on social media and TV channels.
Jolly LLB 2 revolves around the story of lawyer Jagdish Mishra (Akshay Kumar) who locks horns with a rival lawyer played by National Award-winning actor Annu Kapoor in a high-profile case. Much of Jolly LLB 2 is set within the premises of a court as is justified by the film’s subject.
Waghmare’s petition is likely to be heard at the Bombay High Court on January 24. The film is scheduled to release on February 10.
Jolly LLB 2 is the second Akshay film from 2017 after Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which has offended somebody.
In November last year, a group of saints in Mathura objected to the shooting of Toilet: Ek Prem Katha as the film’s content was allegedly hurting the sentiments of the people of two villages Nandgaon and Barsana, where the film was being shot.
A religious leader among the offended saints reportedly declared a reward of Rs 1 crore meant for anyone who could bring to him the tongue of the film’s director Shree Narayan Singh.
Another leader Mahamandleshwar Nawal Giri Maharaj suggested that the film’s title ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ should be changed by the film’s makers to ‘Toilet – A Swachhta Abhiyan’ to send the right message to the society.
“We are shooting scenes in Nandgaon and Barsana but every doubt would be cleared with release of movie as nowhere the name of Nandgaon has been used in it. The movie is on women’s empowerment and ‘Swachhta’ and Barsana is chosen for communicating this message through ‘lath-maar’ Holi since Mughal period,” Toilet – Ek Prem Katha director Narayan Singh was later quoted as saying.