Akshay Kumar to play a humble lawyer in Jolly LLB 2
Akshay Kumar has released the teaser poster of his upcoming courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 on Twitter. The poster shows him riding a scooter on a wide road and advertising himself on the back of his scooter. The poster screams simplicity and hints at the baby steps that the common man takes in order to survive in the contemporary world of cut-throat competition. It appears from the poster that Kumar’s character, a lawyer named Jolly, is exactly that – a jolly and happy-go-lucky content common man.
The strap of sling back that rests diagonally across his back hints at his simplicity as well as how dear he holds his profession. Also, ‘The State vs Jolly LLB’ spelled out on the poster provides a preview of a David vs Goliath battle or a story that entails the aam aadmi’s resistance against the system. This text and the picture of Kumar riding a scooter is superimposed on a charge sheet which can be seen if one takes a closer look at the poster. However, since the details of the charge sheet remain smartly concealed, it lends an air of suspense to the poster.
Jolly LLB 2 is being filmed in parts of Lucknow, Varanasi and Jammu and Kashmir. The film is directed by Subhash Kapoor and is the sequel to the National Award-winning film Jolly LLB of 2014. Saurabh Shukla will reprise his role as Justice Surendralal Tripathi in the film and the lkAead actor of the prequel Arshad Warsi is also expected to appear in a cameo role as the original Jolly. As Kumar replaces Warsi in the sequel, Annu Kapoor will fill in the shoes of the defense lawyer played by Boman Irani in Jolly LLB.
It will be an interesting casting coup as Kapoor played Kumar’s lawyer in Abbas-Mustan’s Aitraaz. Huma Qureshi, Manav Kaul and Elli Avram are also part of the supporting cast. The film is slated to release on 10 February 2017. Jolly LLB 2 is courtroom comedy-drama movie, directed by Subhash Kapoor and produced by Fox Star Studios. It is second satirical comedy of Akshay after Oh My God! in recent years. After this he has one more in 2017, titled as Toilet Ek Prem Katha. Along with Akshay, Jolly LLB 2 stars Huma Qureshi, renowned actors like Annu Kapoor & Saurabh Shukla in pivotal roles.