Many Bollywood films in the past have fallen prey to the problem of piracy. Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is the latest film which has fallen victim to piracy. A copy of the film has leaked online and the unfortunate news was announced by the lead actor Akshay Kumar himself through his Twitter account.
Akshay appealed to his fans to be responsible citizens and say no to piracy. The Baby actor wrote, “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.”
The Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer film is due to release in theatres on August 11, 2017, which means the fans have to wait for more than 15 days for the film to release. This is not the first time a Bollywood leaked online. Films like Boom and Great Grand Masti too had leaked online before the actual release and the business was adversely affected as even the distributors refused to screen.
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is directed by Shree Narayan Singh and is about the problem of open defecation in India.