In the age of piracy, filmmakers have to be very wary of their work being leaked online by websites like Tamil Rockers, a site which has been at the forefront of releasing many films on the first day of their release. However, this time it appears none of the pirated sites are responsible for the leak involving actor Ranveer Singh‘s Simmba. It has emerged that super eager fans of actor Akshay Kumar leaked parts of the movie on social media. Why? Because their favourite star has a cameo in the movie.

Not known to many, Akshay has a small part in Simmba, which the makers had kept secret. Fans, who have seen the movie, took screen shots of Akshay from the movie, and even a video and shared it on social media, letting the cat out of the bag.

Simmba, which has been directed by Rohit Shetty and written by Yunus Sajawal and Sajid-Farhad, is a spin-off of the Singham franchise. The action film has Ranveer and Sara Ali Khan in the lead roles, but it also has actor Ajay Devgn making a special appearance, reprising his role of Bajirao Singham.

The film follows Sangram ‘Simmba’ Bhalerao (played by Ranveer), a corrupt police officer hailing from the same town as Singham, who is forced to change his life after someone close to him is brutally raped.

The movie, which was produced by Rohit along with filmmaker Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar and Apoorva Mehta under the banner Dharma Productions, and distributed worldwide by Reliance Entertainment, hit theatres on December 28.