Reportedly, Jolly LLB 2 has been banned in Pakistan for having a reference to the Kashmir issue.
The trouble for Jolly LLB 2 does not seem to end. After the makers of the Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi-starrer were made to remove four scenes from the film before its release, comes the news that Jolly LLB 2 has been banned in Pakistan.
According to a report in DNA, a reference to the Kashmir issue spelled doom for the film’s Pakistan release. The report quotes a source as saying, “In the movie, Akshay Kumar plays a lawyer who treats his profession casually until he comes across the case of an innocent man who is killed and declared a Kashmiri militant, while the real Kashmiri militant goes into hiding in Uttar Pradesh. Bringing up the issue has not gone down well with the Pakistani censor board. They’ve banned the film, as they intend to ban all Indian films that bring up the Kashmir issue.”
Ever since the ban on Indian films in Pakistan was lifted, only Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam’s revenge drama Kaabil was released in the neighbouring country. Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, which marked the debut of Pakistani actor Mahira Khan, was declared unfit for public viewing on the grounds that the “content undermines Islam.”