Akshay Kumar’s keenly-awaited ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ has leaked, but fortunately for the film it isn’t yet out on the internet. It was choreographer turned director Remo D’Souza, who reported the leak to the makers of the film.
The filmmaker confirmed that he received a copy of the film on a USB Pen-Drive.
“I met someone who told me that he already has the movie 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”
“I first called Akshay (Kumar) 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”
Akshay Kumar also released a press-statement saying “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”
Prernaa Arora of KriArj Entertainment also released a statement, saying “There have been reports of my film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha having leaked online. I would like to assure my well-wishers and colleagues not to worry as everything’s under control. Someone tried to create mischief, but thanks to the Crime Branch, it’s all under control”
The industry is abuzz with talk of an insider leaking the film.
‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ is scheduled to release in theatres on August 11.
(With inputs from Indian Express)