Mumbai: After Salman Khan's 'Sultan' found its way online few weeks back, piracy organisations have allegedly leaked the most awaited movie of the year, Rajinikanth starrer 'Kabali'. This leak comes after producer S Thanu obtained an injunction order from the Madras High Court restraining more than 169 websites from indulging in online piracy and infringement of copyright.
According to reports, there are several links available to view the film in the Dark Web (overlay networks that use the public internet but require specific software, configurations or authorisation to access), ahead of its release on July 22.
The makers are trying keep the matter as hushed as possible and are contacting the concerned authorities to pull down all these unauthorised links to the film.
When quizzed about the leaks, Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani expressed grave concern over big films being leaked online.
In an interview to DNA, he said, “They have not spared Rajinikanth either! Kabali was censored in Chennai, so it had nothing to do with our office in Mumbai. Earlier there was Salman Khan’s Sultan. I don’t think collections of films with iconic stars will get affected by the leakage. It is the smaller films featuring non-A-listers which get hit by the leakage. Great Grand Masti is a case in point.”
Recently, censor board copies of Udta Punjab and Great Grand Masti were leaked online before their release....