A Delhi court today sought the personal details of Akshay Kumar after it was told that summons could not be served on him in a defamation case filed by the Bata footwear company.
Bata had objected to a dialogue in the Bollywood film ‘Jolly LLB 2’ (2017). The court, however, exempted other accused which included star Annu Kapoor, director Subhash Kapoor and film producer Fox Star Studios India Pvt Ltd, from personal appearance after their counsel said they were busy due to prior commitments, reports the Hindustan Times.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sandeep Garg, who had summoned all the accused earlier this month, posted the matter for hearing in April considering that the Delhi High Court was seized of Fox Star Studios India’s plea against the summons, which is likely to come up next month. Yesterday, the high court had issued notice to Delhi Police on the producer company’s plea and sought its reply before the next date of hearing on 30th March.
Bata, in its complaint, had alleged that “disparaging comments and defamatory reference” was made to Bata as a brand in the main trailer of the motion picture. The footwear company had said that “the brand Bata has been deliberately shown in an extremely bad taste and the dialogue was intended to convey that Bata is adorned only by lower strata of society and one should feel humiliated if one wears Bata footwear.”
‘Jolly LLB 2’ is out in cinemas now. Stick with BizAsiaLive.com for more updates.