After Shahrukh Khan’s Raees got banned in Pakistan, Akshay Kumar starrer Jolly LLB 2 will release in the country but after many cuts. 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.
The film is set to release on big screens tomorrow.