The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has filed a complaint to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) against the Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, reports NDTV. (See the full complaint on the NDTV story.)
In its letter dated November 23rd, COAI accused the makers of falsely depicting mobile phones and towers as harmful to the environment and living beings. COAI also criticized the film for its “obscurantist and anti-scientific attitudes toward mobile phone, towers and mobile service.” MediaNama has reached out COAI for a comment and will update the story when they respond.
COAI has requested the CBFC to revoke the certification granted to the trailer, teaser and promotional videos of the film slated to release on November 29 in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. In its complaint, the COAI has also demanded suspension of the exhibition of the movie till the matter is resolved.
In the film, Akshay Kumar plays Dr Richard, a mutant scientist and the main antagonist who wages a war against cellphone technology and its users. He clashes with Rajinikanth’s robot Chitti. The film is slotted for release in over 10,000 screens across the world and is a sequel to the Rajinikanth starrer Enthiran (2010).
Our COAI coverage here.