Telecom operators’ physique COAI, on Tuesday, raised objections on the trailer and different promotional movies of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer upcoming movie 2.0, which is about to hit the screens this week, saying that the promotional movies present cell phones and towers in a nasty gentle.
Alleging that the content material of the movie is “defamatory”, the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) stated that it has requested the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to revoke the certification of the movie.
The COAI, whose members embrace Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, and Vodafone Idea, has alleged that the promotional movies are based mostly on the theme that electromagnetic discipline emissions from cell phones and towers are dangerous to residing creatures and the setting, together with birds and human beings.
Such an outline would create unfounded concern and mass paranoia by spreading misinformation in regards to the hostile impression of cell towers and cell phones, the grouping stated in an announcement.
The content material of the movie is “defamatory to COAI and its members, endangers public order, presents anti-scientific attitudes, constitutes offences including under various sections of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) and is in violation of the provisions of the Cinematograph Act, 1952,” it added.
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The massive funds movie is slated to launch on November 29.
“We have additional requested the Censor Board to revoke the certification already granted together with for the teaser, trailer and different promotional video and Tamil language model of the movie with rapid impact till such time as CBFC makes a dedication on our submission.
“We have requested that the exhibition of the movie be suspended in the meantime,” COAI Director General Rajan S Mathews stated within the assertion.
The COAI has additionally alleged that the content material of movie is in opposition to the general public curiosity, because it constitutes offences beneath Section 268 (public nuisance), Section 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) and Section 499 (defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and “stands to prejudice the ongoing proceedings before the Supreme Court over whether or not mobile towers have any harmful effects”.