Only a few minutes back we told you how Akshay Kumar's Jolly LLB 2 is meted with the same treatment as Shah Rukh Khan's Raees in Pakistan. According to Punjab Censor Board, as reported by Express Tribune, the film shows the Muslims in Kashmir in poor light. There were reports that local theatre owners wanted to request to the producers of the film if they will allow a release of an edited version of the film. And guess their wish was fulfilled. Latest reports suggest that Jolly LLB 2 will release in Pakistan with a lots of cuts.
Express Tribune had quoted an official of the Punjab Censor Board commenting on the Kashmir issue in the film, “For this reason, we are avoiding giving the film a censor clearance certificate. It could be banned from release in Punjab but we are still deciding its fate.” Central Board of Film Certification chairman Mobashir Hasan also added here, “The film has been approved for public screening after recommending several excisions. Now it is upto the distributors, whether they want to release it or not. It has been cleared by the censor board.” A local distributor even shared his concern that already the film has gone through so many cuts, what will they show eventually. But it seems the producers of the film have decided to go-ahead with the cuts and Jolly LLB 2 will get a release there.
Akshay's film is not only facing resistance in Pakistan but India too. IANS reported that 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. A Division Bench of Justice S.S. Shinde and Justice K.K. Sonawane also ordered the Central Board of Film Certification to certify the film afresh after implementing the cuts in the Akshay Kumar starrer. The scenes ordered to be deleted include the ones in which a judge is shown crouching behind the dais, hurling of a shoe at a judge and an objectionable dialogue. The makers had first thought of moving to Supreme Court but later accepted all the cuts.
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