‘2.0’ in trouble? Cellular operators files complaint, wants CBFC certificate to be revoked
Films and filmmakers have always been a soft target for all the protestors and ‘guardians of moral values’ out there. This year we saw several films facing troubles right ahead of their release. And now S Shankar’s magnum opus ‘2.0’ starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is facing trouble just two days before it’s release!
The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) on Tuesday lodged an official complaint with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. In their complaint, COAI has accused the makers of 2.0 of “falsely depicting mobile phones and mobile towers as harmful to living creatures and the environment including birds and human beings.”
As per a report in News 18, COAI is demanding that the CBFC certificate of the film is revoked.
So far neither CBFC nor the makers of ‘2.0’ have made any comments on this complaint. And we wonder why didn’t the COAI raise their concern before? Now with just two days left for the film’s release what are they trying to prove?
The science fiction film, ‘2.0’ sees Akshay Kumar playing the role of Dr Richard aka Crow Man and Rajinikanth reprising his role of Chitti. The is a sequel to ‘Robot’, and also features actress Amy Jackson.
Scheduled to be released on November 29, ‘2.0’ is written and directed by S Shankar. Made on a whopping budget of 543 crore, the film is touted to be one of the most expensive films ever made.