The story of Baahubali: The Conclusion is one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Indian film industry. The second part of the epic series has created a buzz on an unprecedented scale as the first part ended on a cliffhanger. However, the worst nightmare of the filmmakers had come true. A nine-minute video clip of the film was leaked online and is now said to be doing the rounds on social media. While the makers are yet to confirm it, the clip is said to be a part of film’s crucial climax.
The suspect behind the leak has been identified and was arrested by the Hyderabad Police based on the complaint filed by the filmmakers. The suspect is said to be an employee at Hyderabad’s Annapurna Studios.
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“It is very unfortunate that a small unfinished video clip of @BaahubaliMovie was leaked online yesterday. The person responsible for the leak was identified with the help of security features in place and was arrested late last night by police and handed over to cyber crime,” tweeted Shobu Yarlagadda of Arka Mediaworks, which is bankrolling the big-ticket film.
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The Baahubali makers immediately took the steps to remove the video clip in the question of the internet. However, damage seems to have been done. According to reports, the clip featuring leading characters played by Prabhas and Anushka Shetty was first uploaded on the YouTube. The video is now said to be widely shared on social media.
Reports said that the footage was an unedited version of a battle sequence.
was identified with the help of security features in place and was arrested late last night by Police and handed over to cyber crime /2
— Shobu Yarlagadda (@Shobu_) November 22, 2016
The makers have requested the fans not to share the unfinished clip from the film. “Sincere thanks to our fans who have alerted us very early and the local police and cyber crime division for their prompt response. We have many security features to deter precisely these kind of situations. However, filmmaking is a collaborative effort involving 100s of people across multiple locations and we need to work on trust,” Shobu added. “Sometimes, in very rare cases, this trust is not maintained leading to this unpardonable and unfortunate situation!”