The Delhi High Court on Wednesday exempted actor Akshay Kumar from personal appearance before a trial court here in a defamation case filed against the team of Hindi movie “Jolly LLB 2“.
Justice Mukta Gupta granting exemption to Akshay from personal appearance said that the actor can be represented through his advocate before the court.
The trial court on February 8 had issued summons to “Jolly LLB 2” producer Fox Star Studios India Private Limited, executive producer Naren Kumar, director Subhash Kapoor, Annu Kapoor along with Akshay and others asking them to appear in court in a defamation case filed by Bata shoe company.
Akshay challenged the summing order in the High Court.
The Bata Limited footwear company had filed a criminal defamation case against the team of “Jolly LLB 2” for using derogatory remarks and defamatory reference to Bata as a brand in the first official trailer of the movie. Read more