Interestingly, Boman feels the character resembles veteran lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP, Ram Jethmalani. Boman says, “The film is about an incident in which a rich man’s son is involved. My character is somewhat like Ram Jethmalani, the best lawyer India has. It’s quite an intense role.”
Directed by Subhash Kapoor, who also gave us, Phas Gaye Re Obama, Jolly LLB is a take on the judicial system of our country and how a Meerut based lawyer, with the dream of making it big, reopens a case that pits him against Boman Irani. Calling the film, a slice of life experience, Boman feels that while the film deals with an important issue, it’s comic satire will draw the audiences to the theatres.
As for the reason for doing the film, Boman adds, “I get excited by a good story and the director. Even though I don’t play the main role in the film, I was drawn to it when director Subhash Kapoor offered it to me. I liked the way he wanted to treat the film.”
Jolly LLB, produced by Fox Star Studios and directed by Subhash Kapoor,starring Boman Irani and Arshad Warsi is scheduled to release 15th March 2013.