Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar`s 2.0 lands in trouble; cellular operators files complaint

Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar`s 2.0 lands in trouble; cellular operators files complaint

Alleging that the content of the movie is "defamatory", the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) Tuesday said it has requested the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the certification of the film. It is a direct sequel of the file Enthiran which was released in the year 2010. Reports say that Arnold Schwarzenegger was approached for the role which Akshay Kumar has played in the film and just like that before Rajinikanth, the makers of the film wanted to cast Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan in 2.0, however, the film finally ended up with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar.

The promotional trailers and teasers for the film appears to depict Akshay's character despising cell phones. While the trailer is nothing short of exciting for moviegoers and Chitti fans, the telecom industry is unhappy with the portrayal of cellphones. "It is against the public interest", states the letter. The COAI has called for the recall and revocation of the film's certification 'with immediate effect.' It has also called upon the CBFC to re-examine the film and suspend its exhibition until the body's complaint is probed. COAI, set up in 1995, counts among its core members mobile phone service providers such as Aircel, Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular, Reliance Jio, and Vodafone. Starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the film was made on a budget of between Rs 500 crore and Rs 600 cr and this amount will be a big challenge to earn back as well as make handsome profit. It also stars Amy Jackson in pivotal role, and will see Akshay Kumar playing a negative role against Rajinikanth.

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