Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s much awaited film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which is slated to release on 15 August has been leaked online before its release.
Yes, the movie is being circulated everywhere on pen drives and CDs. And it landed in director and choreographer Remo D’souza’s hands as well. Yes, he got hold of a pen drive through his gym trainer and he was shocked.
While talking to an entertainment portal, Remo said, “I met someone who told me that he already has the movie (Toilet: Ek Prem Katha) on his pen drive. Initially, I didn’t believe him, but he seemed serious, and told me to check that for myself. When I checked the pen drive, it contained Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, and I was shocked.” Remo D’Souza added that he tried contacting the 49-year-old actor but he was unavailable.
“I first called Akshay sir, but since he was in London, he was unavailable. Then I called up Prerna Arora, the producer, told her about the situation, Director Shree Narayan Singh came and collected the pen drive from me. They will be taking legal action against piracy, and I will talk to Akshay sir once he is back.” he added.
Remo went on to say, “This implied that if this pen drive had started doing the rounds, it would have created havoc. I am a filmmaker and I know how the world comes crashing down if anybody’s film from my fraternity is exposed before it hits theatres.”
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in lead roles and is scheduled to release on August 11. The film is based on the true story of a newly-wed woman who left her husband on not finding an indoor toilet in his home.