Actors Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 is one of the most awaited films of the year. The movie is all set to hit the screens on November 29 and ahead of its release, the Cellular Operators Association of India, COAI, has filed a complaint against it. The makers have been accused of promoting “obscurantist and anti-scientific attitude toward the mobile phone, towers, and mobile services.”
In the complaint sent to CBFC and Ministry of Information and technology, COAI stated that the film is falsely depicting mobile phones and mobile towers as harmful. The complaint demands to revoke the certificate given to the movie. The makers of 2.0 have not spoken on the matter yet.
In the trailer, Akshay is seen playing the role of an ornithologist, who believes that mobile phones radiations create harmful environment for birds. Earlier a source close to the production house has rubbished all the speculations that the film is showing cell phones in the bad light.
According to a report in HT, a source said, “Firstly, the film is not against cellular companies or towers, per se. It just shows that these companies cannot be indiscriminately flouting the limits set for radiation. The legal guidelines have set a limit on how much radiation can cellular/ mobile phone towers emit, and companies are indiscriminately flouting that. Once it is flouted, birds and life get affected. This is the basic theme of the film.”
According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, 2.0 will be released on more than 6600 to 6800 screens. Thus, it has already surpassed the record of Prabhas starrer Baahubali which got 6500 screens.
2.0 is the sequel to 2010 Tamil film Enthiran. It marks Akshay’s Tamil debut. It is reportedly made on the budget of Rs 543 crore. Directed by Shankar, the film also features Amy Jackson in a pivotal role.