LAUGHS, LAW TALK WITH AKSHAY, HUMA

Ac­tors Akshay Ku­mar and Huma Qureshi in­ter­acted with city lawyers, shook a leg and obliged fans with pho­to­graphs at a ses­sion of HT City Stars In The City

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He’ll be seen as a lawyer in his next film. And ac­tor Akshay Ku­mar was pleas­antly sur­prised when he, along with co-star Huma Qureshi, vis­ited HT City for our Stars in the City ses­sion on Tues­day and met 25 Delhi-based lawyers, who were wait­ing to in­ter­act with him.

Akshay spoke at length about his role in his next, Jolly LLB 2. Re­cently, a le­gal case was slapped on the mak­ers of the film with the al­le­ga­tion that it mocks the In­dian ju­di­cial sys­tem. Re­spond­ing to this Akshay said, “I won­der how each time a film is made, some le­gal con­tro­versy crops up just five days be­fore its re­lease. How come no one thinks of fil­ing a case a few months be­fore? How­ever, ours isn’t a ma­jor hur­dle, and will be cleared soon.”

The first in­stall­ment of the film had ac­tor Arshad Warsi play­ing the main lead. Asked if he had any ap­pre­hen­sions when step­ping into his shoes, Akki said, “Not re­ally. Rather Arshad made it easy for me to get into this role be­cause al­ready usne sara dan­cha ba­nake rakha hua tha (he had al­ready pre­pared the whole struc­ture). For me, it was just go there and start shoot­ing.”

In fact Akki says he did not even visit any courts to pre­pare for the role. “My di­rec­tor (Subhash Kapoor) was a po­lit­i­cal jour­nal­ist and he knows how the courts work. He shared that with me,” re­vealed the ac­tor.

Re­call­ing the time when she first heard the script and got to know that it stars Akshay in the lead, Huma shared, “Subhash sir (Kapoor; di­rec­tor) called me to his of­fice and nar­rated the story, I was su­per ex­cited and told him we are on and ‘kisi aur ko mat sunana aap yeh’ (don’t nar­rate this to any­one else now). I am do­ing this film.”

Akshay was more than happy to take a vol­ley of ques­tions from the au­di­ence. From why lawyers are made fun of to what the best and worst traits of lawyers are, he had a quick repar­tee for ev­ery ques­tion. He also danced to his hit track Dil Cheez Tu­jhe De Di as Huma joined in.

PHO­TOS: SHIVAM SAXENA/ HT

Akshay Ku­mar and Huma Qureshi pose with Delhi-based lawyers af­ter a fun in­ter­ac­tion as part of HT City Stars In The City

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