The Cellular Operators Association of India(COAI) has filed a complaint against Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 film that is scheduled to released on 29 November.
Film 2.0, the most expensive film in Indian history, directed by S Shankar, is accused by of promoting non-scientific attitudes towards mobile phones and services. The trailer of the film shows that actor Akshay Kumar, playing the role of a scientist, portrayed mobile phones and mobile towers are harmful to any living particle including humans to birds and animals.
The COAI lodged a complaint with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) and the Central Film Certification Board (CBFC) requesting that the release of the film be suspended until the issues that have been complained have been resolved following an acknowledgment of a cognizance. The complainant also asked the Censor Board to revoke the certificate for the for the issued to the film and its teaser, trailer and promotional videos.
Reports said that the film 2.0 is set to release more than 10,000 screen screens worldwide and advance ticket bookings for the first two days is already sold out.
After the complaint was filed, the filmmaker clarified that the film producer Lyca itself is a cellular company of the United Kingdom.
The clarification said, “Why will a mobile company make a movie that goes against mobile phones?”