After Udta Punjab, Sultan and Great Grand Masti leak online before release
After ‘Udta Punjab’, multiple sources have confirmed that the print of Salman’s ‘Sultan’ and ‘Great Grand Masti’ have also leaked online prior to their theatrical release.
Last month, the Shahid-Alia starrer controversial film ‘Udta Punjab’ had leaked online two days before its release. Industry sources claimed that the leak cost the movie anywhere between Rs 5 to 10 crore in domestic box-office collections.
Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ was amongst the most awaited films of the year. The film released today (July 6) across 4,500 screens across India. According to cyber experts, the film leaked a day before it’s release on Tuesday.
Deep Shankar, cyber crime expert, has confirmed that ‘Sultan’ has indeed leaked online. He added that the copy was leaked on the darknet (non-indexed part of the web) and will soon be available on torrents.
Another cyber investigator, Kislay Chaudhary, claimed that the links of the 2 hour 36 minute-long movie are available and shared the screenshot with Mail Today. “Many websites have been blocked since Tuesday evening and links are removed immediately after uploads,” Chaudhary added.
Sultan’s distributor, Yash Raj Films, however claim that the film has not leaked as per their knowledge. They also maintain that if it did, it’s surely not available anywhere online.
Great Grand Masti
Indra Kumar’s multistarrer film Great Grand Masti’s print also leaked online three days back, with prints available on multiple torrent websites. Like ‘Udta Punjab’, the film also carries a ‘Censor Copy’ watermark.
The film’s makers are currently working on removing as many links as possible from the internet. While they have been successful in removing the print from most prominent websites, which now display a ‘removed due to a copyright complaint’ message, there are others that still have the print available.
According to a trade pundit, the film’s leak two weeks prior to release is expected to cost the makers a sizable chunk of their earnings. “Unlike Udta Punjab or Sultan, the film was released 18 days before its release. And considering the film’s target audience, who are all internet-savvy youngsters, there is a high chance that most would have seen the movie before the film’s release.