For some time now, it has been known that Subhash Kapoor is ready with the script to the sequel to Jolly LLB, his highly acclaimed 2013 courtroom drama.
Now, in a twist that seems to be straight of a John Grisham novel, the title role -- of Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly -- will not be essayed by Arshad Warsi, who played it in the original. Instead, Akshay Kumar has been asked to play the part.
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SpotboyE has it that the producers of Jolly LLB-- Fox Star Studios -- have already started planning a long series of films in this law franchise. The production house and Subhash Kapoor have had several meetings with Akshay in this regard since a month.
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Akki is excited about the idea and is likely to sign on the dotted line in a few days. The Airlift actor, we hear, will have a sharing revenue partnership with Fox Star Studios in this deal.
A source close to the development confirmed the news, saying,, “Yes, we are in advanced talks with Akshay and if all goes well, we shall make an official announcement soon.”
So, where does that leave Boman Irani -- he had played Jolly’s opponent Tejinder Rajpal in the original -- and Arshad? Will they be a part of the sequel, albeit in different roles? "A decision is yet to be taken on that front," said the source.
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