Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 slammed with defamation charges by a shoe brand

Akshay Kumar's courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 is in legal trouble.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:December 24, 2016 9:11 pm
Akshay Kumar, Jolly LLB 2, Jolly LLB 2 cast, Jolly LLB 2 akshay, Jolly LLB 2 akshay look, Jolly LLB 2 akshay first look Akshay Kumar and team Jolly LLB 2 received a notice from BATA for projecting the company under wrong light.

Akshay Kumar’s courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2 is in legal trouble. Popular footwear brand Bata has reportedly sent a legal notice to the makers of the film for projecting their company in bad light.

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In one of the scenes of the trailer, Annu Kapoor says, “Who are you to argue with me in your Bata shoes and shabby clothes?” A notice has apparently been sent by Bata to the Fox Star Studios executive producer Naren Kumar, directors Deepak Jacob, Amit Shah, and Subhash Kapoor, actors Annu Kapoor and Akshay Kumar, YouTube, PVR Cinemas and Satyam Cineplexes, as reported by Deccan Chronicle.

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The report further mentioned that the shoe brand believes it appears as if Kapoor’s character chose to humiliate the superstar for wearing Bata shoes, which makes Akshay slap him in front of everyone present in the court.

“The dialogue is intended to convey that the brand Bata is adorned only by lower strata of society and one should feel humiliated if one wears Bata footwear, in fact the expression and reaction to such a dialogue by Akshay Kumar in the trailer shows that even the person to whom such a statement is hurled took the same extremely negatively and slapped Annu Kapoor in Open Court as if he has been severely abused in the dialogue or he has been hurled with deliberate effort to tarnish the brand image of Bata, perhaps at the instance of some competitors of [Bata] whose products are promoted by Mr Akshay Kumar as a brand ambassador,” said the petition.

Interestingly enough, Akshay Kumar is also one of the brand ambassadors of Relaxo, which is Bta’s competitor.

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    Aravind
    Dec 25, 2016 at 3:46 am
    movies are watched by vast majority of middle cl public for them bata shoe is reliable and affordable b which gives quality products to them.But defaming bata is not good, they are not looting public like foreign bs who are looting public with unreasonable prices. director should think of what the dialogue actors say and what it might convey.
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    Arun
    Dec 25, 2016 at 5:26 am
    Dear Bata is a MNC, not an Indian Co.
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    Paul
    Dec 25, 2016 at 4:24 am
    Bata is not an Indian b. You can check Google for more details. Moreover, it's not a cheap b as well across its range.
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