While most of us await the much-talked about film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to hit screens, it seems that some already have it in their pendrives. Yes you heard it right. Akshay Kumar‘s much-awaited film which is all set to release on Independence Day (August 15), has been leaked way before its release. As the movie was being circulated through pendrives, choreographer Remo D’Souza had brought it to the filmmakers’ notice. This is really saddening that there is no way that we could stop piracy. Also Read - Dadasaheb Phalke Awards: Sushant Singh Rajput Honoured With Critic's Best Actor For His Contribution To Hindi Cinema
In a conversation with a leading online portal, Remo said, “I met someone who told me that he already has the movie (Toilet Ek Prem Katha) on his pen drive. Initially, I didn’t believe him, but he seemed serious, and told me to check that for myself. When I checked the pen drive, it contained Toilet Ek Prem Katha, and I was shocked.” (ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar On Averting Box Office Clash Between Jab Harry Met Sejal And Toilet: Ek Prem Katha) Also Read - Police Deployed Outside Amitabh Bachchan's House After Congress Leader's 'Black Flag' Call
He further added, “I first called Akshay sir, but since he was in London, he was unavailable. Then I called up Prerna Arora, the producer, told her about the situation, Director Shree Narayan Singh came and collected the pen drive from me. They will be taking legal action against piracy, and I will talk to Akshay sir once he is back.” Also Read - Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' Gave Confidence For Bhor: Kamakhya Narayan Singh
Remo went on to say, “This implied that if this pen drive had started doing the rounds, it would have created havoc. I am a filmmaker and I know how the world comes crashing down if anybody’s film from my fraternity is exposed before it hits theatres.”
Well, this is not the first time that a movie has been leaked before its official release. We have encountered such ugly attempts of pirates even in the past. Movies like Udta Punjab, Great Grand Masti, to name a few, were also leaked a day prior to its release. It’s high time that we watch real entertainment on-screen.