We’ve seen massive examples in film and on TV of actors playing roles as attorneys. We’ve read and watched real-life cases where lawyers have defended performers in the courtroom.
But creatives taking a group of lawyers’ plight to a political minister? Could be an international first.
Two film actors and their director did just that today in New Delhi, where they met with India’s Minister of Law Ashwani Kumar to submit a three-point memorandum regarding problems faced by the country’s junior lawyers.
The team of upcoming film ‘Jolly LLB’-actors Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, who play lawyers in the film, along with director Subhash Kapoor-wanted to represent the lawyers who they had met while making the film.
According to the news site politicalmirror.com:
The memorandum highlighted three problems – loans or credit cards denied to young lawyers due to lack of fixed income; need to define a minimum remuneration for them to survive; better amenities for beginners at courts including access to libraries.
The law minister responded positively, commenting:
I am deeply indebted to the distinguished actors of our country who have actually done a great service to the problem that we have been trying to solve. I will try my best as the law minister to do whatever it takes so that younger lawyers are groomed into becoming important actors in the legal fraternity. I really want to thank them for bringing these problems to our notice and we will try earnestly to look into them.