Akshay Kumar has confirmed signing “Jolly LLB 2“. The film’s first installment starred Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Saurabh Shukla in key roles. While Akshay will be the male lead and Huma Qureshi will be starring as the female lead in the film.
A sequel to the 2013 National Award winning film Jolly LLB written and directed by Subhash Kapoor, is set to roll on August 15 with a 25 day schedule in Lucknow, after which the unit will head to Varanasi, and wrap up in Kashmir.
This will be the first time Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi have been paired together in the sequel of ‘Jolly LLB 2’. Huma Qureshi is his leading lady in the film. The comedy drama film is scheduled to release in 2017.
Akshay Kumar will step into the lead role of the controversial Kanpur-based lawyer Jagdish ‘Jolly’ Tyagi, which was played by Arshad Warsi in the first instalment. Now, Huma Qureshi is his leading lady in the film. This will be the first time Akshay and Huma have been paired together.
Akshay Kumar told Catch News, “Jolly LLB 2‘ is a nice script and I quite liked it. I really liked the directors (Subhash Kapoor) work and I have never played a lawyer’s role ever. It is something that I am going to enjoy.”
Saurabh Shukla and Arshad Warsi will make special appearances in ‘Jolly LLB 2‘. In the first installment, Saurabh and Arshad had essayed the roles of a judge and a lawyer, respectively. The first outing that also had Boman Irani in a pivotal role was backed by Fox Studios. After the film won the National Award, the studio made it clear that they wanted a bigger star for the sequel.
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