Recently many Bollywood films have been leaked online. It definiely has sent shockwaves and piracy has become a nightmare for filmmakers and actors. Films like Udta Punjab, Great Grand Masti, Kabali etc were leaked online before the release.
Yesterday, Twitter was buzzed with the news of Raaz Reboot getting leaked online. All of a sudden, many links were spread in the digital space. The makers of Raaz Reboot swung into action to minimise the damage. Says writer-director Vikram Bhatt, “We felt the movie had got leaked. When we downloaded from the links, it turned out to be just one clip – of a possessed Kriti screaming the F-word multiple times in quick succession. We were relieved that the film hadn’t got leaked.“
Clueless about how it happened, he says, “The overseas prints have been dispatched. The clip doesn’t have a censor cut, nor is the recording clear. Maybe someone recorded it on their smartphone from some studio and leaked it online.“
Also suspecting some foul play, Vikram adds, “Mukeshji had said that we didn’t have cuts, so someone was playing a dirty game to prove otherwise.“ Though they have nothing to fear about for the final instalment of Raaz now, Vikram concedes the fear of piracy looms large till all leaks are plugged. “In this age of computers, internet and smartphones, you can’t say where a film can be leaked from. It can only be sorted with great technical intervention. Until then, piracy will be our worst nightmare,“ he concludes.
Emraan Hashmi was too quick to respond as he urged the audience to watch the film in theaters. He also wrote a letter to his fans.
Though the film has not been leaked online but the news will definitely hurt its business. The makers should have confirmed the news first before panicking. Raaz Reboot will release on 16 September along with Amitabh Bachchan’s Pink.