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Udta Punjab leaked: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar decry piracy

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and director Karan Johar and others from the film fraternity took to Twitter asking people to stay away from downloaded prints.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2016 6:58 pm
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After a bitter fight with the CBFC, and a subsequent order by the Bombay High Court on its certification, the film Udta Punjab which deals with rampant drug abuse made headlines once again. This time the film was leaked online, two days ahead of its scheduled release in theatres.

However, the film’s team managed to remove it online on war footing from torrent sites.

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On Wednesday afternoon, it emerged that the Abhishek Chaubey directed film was available on torrent sites for illegal download. However, soon the download links were “removed due to a copyright complaint”, the websites read.

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The movie’s lead actors, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and director Karan Johar and others from the film fraternity took to Twitter asking people to stay away from downloaded prints.

In a series of tweet, Shahid wrote: Blood and sweat of many in this film. It’s been your battle as much as ours. Now is the time you can show it. Watch UdtaPunjab in theatres

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“Not illegally through piracy. Let’s see how many of you do the right thing cause it’s the right thing. For no personal gain,” the actor added

Alia wrote: Guys please please do not waste 2 years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.. Please watch #UdtaPunjab in only in theatres..

Director Karan Johar stood in suport too: Viruses in the #UdtaPunjab links! Anyone downloading it will have a virus attack!! What a way to combat this awful piracy! #piracydimaadi

Actor Sidharth Malhotra wrote: Movie theatres r filled with dreams and entertainment,don’t kill them ! say no to piracy #UdtaPunjab at a theatre near u 😊✌️

Bipasha Basu also took to her Twitter: Please watch #UdtaPunjab in the cinema this weekend! Don’t succumb to online leaks!! An honest film needs an honest audience….#LetItFly

Actress Dia Mirza ‏also stood in support of the film.

Previously, a Censor Board copy of the Marathi film ‘Sairat’ was leaked online, affecting the business of the film by at least 10%, according to one of the film’s producers.

The movie, Udta Punjab, seeks to fight against the growing drug menace in Punjab with its content.

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    Rajesh
    Jun 16, 2016 at 6:55 am
    Dont worry, guys. I wont download the pirated copy. I would rather be water boarded in Guatanamo Bay, than watch a Bollywood "movie".
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    1. harman
      Jun 16, 2016 at 9:30 am
      This very bad for censor board they release udta punjab before release date . when have heard about leak this movie i sorely felt very bad.guys plz watch in theatre
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