The Supreme Court today asked the producer of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming movie ‘Jolly LLB 2’ to approach the Bombay High Court going against its earlier order of appointing a three-member committee to review the upcoming film.
A panel headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that it was keeping the plea, filed by the film producer in the apex court, pending and asked them to go to the Bombay High Court for relief, reports Times of India.
“You (producer) go to the high court. We will keep it (plea) pending here,” the panel told senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who was representing the movie producer. The film producer, Fox Studio, has approached the apex court against the Bombay High Court order appointing a 3 member committee to review the film following allegations that the movie has made the legal and judicial system a laughing stock.
During the hearing, Sibal told the panel that the movie has already been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the appointment of panel to review it was not as per the law. “We have the CBFC certificate. How can this (review by committee) be done? It is not in accordance with the law,” he said. When the bench told the producer to go to the high court, Sibal replied, “Then the review by the committee should be postponed till the high court decides it.” However, the panel responded by saying, “We will not say anything on that. Let the high court hear it first.”
‘Jolly LLB 2’ is releasing on 10th February.
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