Piracy has been menacing issue in the film industry and ever since the inception of internet, many film fell prey to it. Unfortunately, Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is the latest addition to the victims of piracy. The film has leaked online and the star himself took to Twitter to announce the news. He also urged his fans to be a responsible citizen and say no piracy. It’s just a matter of couple of weeks when Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will be out in theatres, so people are insisted on to wait for few more days when they’ve waited for so many.
This is what Akshay Kumar wrote in a Twitter image:
"The fight against piracy is critical and it's reassuring to see the swift action taken by the Crime Branch on the unfortunate incident involving our film Toilet - Ek Prem Katha. I would like to urge my friends, colleagues, fans and audiences to please say no to piracy. Thank you all for your support.”
Just wanted to share this with you all... pic.twitter.com/jxQu9GlEMv— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 21, 2017
Choreographer Remo D’Souza saw the leaked movie online and immediately informed the makers. He told Indian Express that he met someone who told him he had the entire film on his pen drive. He verified the same and informed the producers of the movie.
It’s not the first time in Indian cinema that a film has leaked online prior to its release. Last year, Anurag Kashyap’s flagship film ‘Udta Punjab’ leaked online which sparked many controversies. Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘Manjhi’ met the similar fate in 2015. The film leaked online before its release. This affected the business of the film drastically.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha stresses on the open defecation crisis in India and the importance of sanitation. It features Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in the lead roles. Directed by, Shree Narayan Singh, the film is slated to release on 11th August, 2017. Being a responsible citizen, let’s say no to piracy and wait for few more days to watch superstar Akshay Kumar on big screens, with a powerful subject.
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