Podcast | What’s the Hype Over Shankar & Rajinikanth’s 2.0?

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The Cellular Operators Association of India has sent a complaint against actor Rajinikanth's film 2.0 to the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Central Board of Film Certification, for "falsely depicting mobile phones as harmful to the environment", reports said on Tuesday.

Shankar and his team have always done responsible films and 2.0 is an out and out commercial package and will have no scope for controversies. Rajinikanth reprises the roles of Chitti and Dr Vaseegaran, who were first seen in the previous installment, Enthiran. The Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer film is touted to be one of the films with the costliest budget and bang on VFX and we are obviously very excited to witness this magic.

Image Credits NDTV
Image Credits NDTV

The section of the Act deals with films if they are "against the interests of [the sovereignty and integrity of India] the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or involves defamation or contempt of court or is likely to incite the commission of any offence". COAI alleges this is defamatory to the telecom industry and its members. In fact, the telecom operators' body wants to keep the movie from releasing before their issue is sorted. His other films like earlier Robot, were technological marvels and something new for the Indian audiences and 2.0 is his biggest film yet and it is generally being hoped that this would be his best.

COAI is a non-profit organisation which has India's leading service providers, that include Vodafone, Airtel and Jio. Also starring Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey and Adil Hussain in pivotal roles, the film has music by AR Rahman.

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