Following the ongoing court case surrounding Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’ (2017), the Delhi High Court has exempted the actor from having to make a personal appearance at court. The case, brought by footwear company Bata, was first taken to court after the company objected to allegedly disparaging dialogue about the brand in the film.
The latest update is that Kumar does not need to attend the trial court and can be represented through his legal counsel. Bata had also lodged the complaint against Annu Kapoor, director Subhash Kapoor and production company Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd. They had all been exempt previously from having to make personal appearances.
The complaint follows Bata raising displeasure at the main trailer of the film with Indian Express reporting the company felt the film had deliberately shown the brand in a bad light by alluding to the fact that Bata footwear is only worn by the lower strata of society, thus resulting in brand damage.
The next hearing of the case is on 23rd May.