Telecom industry calls for ban on Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 for depicting mobile phones and mobile towers in a defamatory manner

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Upcoming Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 has come beneath hearth from the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for selling Anti-scientific attitudes relating to the alleged dangerous results of electromagnetic area (EMF) emissions from mobile phones and towers. The movie produced by Dharma Productions and directed by S Shankar is a sequel to 2010 film Enthiran. It is the most costly movie made in India until date and the ninth-most costly non-English-language movie by manufacturing value ($75,000,000). From the appears to be like of the trailer, the sci-fi film reveals Akshay Kumar play Dr Crow, a one that research birds and the adverse results of electromagnetic area emissions from mobile towers and mobile phones on birds.

COAI as a physique has all the time been a sturdy proponent of the speculation that EMF emissions don’t trigger any hurt to people or animals. The industry physique typically cites a WHO analysis report which states – “Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.” COAI has now alleges that the film 2.0, together with its teasers, trailers and different promotional movies, depict mobile phones and mobile towers in a defamatory manner. “ The promotional videos are based on the theme that electromagnetic field (EMF) emissions from mobile phones and towers are harmful to living creatures and the environment including birds and human beings which will create unfounded fear and mass paranoia by spreading misinformation about the adverse impact of mobile towers and mobile phones,” Rajan Mathews, Director General, COAI wrote in a press assertion.

COAI has alleged that is defamatory to the industry physique and its members. The physique that represents all of India’s Telecom operators additional famous that the movie 2.0 “endangers public order, presents anti-scientific attitudes, constitutes offences including under various sections of the IPC and is in violation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952. It is against the public interest as it constitutes offences under section 268 (public nuisance), section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and section 499 (defamation) of the IPC and stands to prejudice the ongoing proceedings before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India over whether or not mobile towers have any harmful effects.”

Citing the above causes COAI has requested the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the certification already granted for the teaser, trailer and different promotional video and Tamil language model of the movie. The consultant physique has additionally requested that the exhibition of the film be suspended pending evaluation and that a copy of the movie needs to be supplied to COAI for additional evaluation and examination.

Image Courtesy: Still from 2.0 trailer

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