Rajinikanth’s Kabali has not leaked online, say producers
The makers of superstar Rajinikanth-starrer ‘Kabali’, which is slated for release this Friday, have clarified that contrary to reports, the film has not been leaked online.
On July 19, multiple reports surfaced claiming that ‘Kabali’ had leaked online before it’s theatrical release on July 22. According to most, the film’s print had been leaked on the dark web, but was yet to appear on torrents.
Central Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani, who was accused of leaking the copy of ‘Udta Punjab’ earlier, had also expressed concern over the film’s leak, but was hopeful that it would do little to hamper the Rajinikanth juggernaut.
In the recent past, the prints of ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Great Grand Masti’ were leaked online prior to their release, carrying a censor watermark. While the former still managed to perform well at the box-office, the makers of ‘Great Grand Masti’ lost out on a considerable chunk of their perceived business.
However, a source has now come forth and clarified that the film never leaked online. “These are just baseless rumours circulated for fun. There’s no truth in reports that Kabali has leaked online. Producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu plans to officially address the matter via a statement,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.
Rajinikanth’s fans were shocked when they came across reports which claimed that nearly 30 minutes of the film had been leaked online.
Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the film also stars Radhika Apte, Dhansikaa, Dinesh, Kalaiarasan and Ritwika and Winston Chao among others. In the film, Rajinikanth plays a don who fights for equal pay rights for Tamils in Malaysia.