Akshay Kumar is slated to play the lawyer in ‘Jolly LLB 2’, the role which was done by Arshad Warsi in ‘Jolly LLB’, reports state. It is said that director Subhash Kapoor had offered the role of lawyer Jagdish Tyagi aka Jolly to Akshay Kumar in the first part, titled ‘Jolly LLB’. Akki couldn’t do it and Arshad Warsi was finally taken on board in the movie and the Bollywood comic played the part to the hilt. Though the official confirmation is still awaited from the film’s stable, the celebs and cinema world cast and crew seem to have had several meetings on the same lines. While ‘Jolly LLB’ had Boman Irani pitched against Arshad Warsi, ‘Jolly LLB 2’ may feature Paresh Rawal playing the role of another lawyer pitted opposite Akshay Kumar.
‘Jolly LLB’ was slow to pick up at the Bollywood box office but later gained momentum by word of mouth. Arshad Warsi was able to carry the entire film on his shoulders. It remains to be seen if Akshay Kumar can manage the same eyeballs for ‘Jolly LLB 2’.