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After Raees ban, Pak Censor Board chops off major chunk of Akshay's Jolly LLB 2

Published Feb 9, 2017, 1:01 pm IST
Updated Feb 9, 2017, 1:02 pm IST
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.

Mumbai: Akshay Kumar finds himself in a strange dilemma, one that Shah Rukh Khan very recently had to face. While SRK’s ‘Raees’ got banned in Pakistan, ‘Jolly LLB 2’ might not exactly be drubbed to that extreme. However, according to reports, the film has mercilessly been put under the knife. The Censor Board of Pakistan has reportedly been citing a ‘negative’ portrayal of Kashmiri Muslims in the courtroom drama as the reason for the multiple cuts.

Pak daily Express Tribune quoted an official as saying, “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. The film has been approved for public screening after recommending several excisions. Now it is up to the distributors to release it or not. It has been cleared by the censor board.”

Most important scenes have been chopped off and the film now looks a pale shadow of its former self.

Earlier the Bombay High Court had also called for four scenes to be deleted. The cuts were accepted by the producers.

‘Jolly LLB 2,’ a Subhash Kapoor directorial, stars Huma Qureshi, Annu Kapoor, Saurabh Shukla and Kumud Mishra, apart from Akshay.

The film is set to release on February 10.



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