A sequel to Jolly LLB 1 is being planned, the sleeper hit which won both critical and audience acclaim including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. Megastar Akshay Kumar has been confirmed as the lead in the film and will perform the role of a lawyer for the first time in his career.
Jolly LLB 1 celebrated the spirit of the common man seeking justice and impartiality most effectively. The film was laugh-out-loud funny, but underneath the humour was an angry critique of the system, something that resonated with the audience. Jolly LLB 2, which is said to be India’s first judiciary franchise film, will reportedly revolve around yet another high profile case and Akshay will be seen as a Kanpur-based lawyer.
Akshay Kumar himself confirmed this news in an interview with Rajeev Masand that he has come on board for Jolly LLB 2 and is eagerly waiting for the film to go on floors.
Filming for the film starts this August and the film will be shot in Lucknow, Kashmir, and Varanasi. Jolly LLB2 will hit the big screen in the first half of 2017.