Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif starrer "Bang Bang" is clearly one of the most-awaited films of the year.
With the advance booking in full swing, some of the theatres are already packed to its capacity for day 1. But like every other release, this action thriller too runs the risk of falling victim to piracy. However, looks like the makers of the film have some good news.
On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court sent out a directive requesting some of the telecom and internet service providers to block access to about 72 websites set to host a pirated version of the Siddharth Anand directorial.
"The websites' owners are committing piracy and collecting illegal profits, who are peeping behind the curtain and laughing at the producers of the movies. If this is not fraud what else? In fact, piracy in copyright cases is a curse to well-established system of the country and it should be curbed and dealt with with iron hands," IANS quoted the court's statement.
Miffed producers, who usually lose out on a lot of business due to the illegal content streaming, have reportedly labeled the websites as "rogue".
"Fox Star Studios has sought a blanket injunction against these websites and also hauled service providers in its suit," added the report.
Set to release on 2 October, the fast-paced official remake of Hollywood blockbuster "Knight and Day" starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, is peppered with high-octane car chases and action sequences. With not one dull moment, the film follows the adventures of on-the-run couple Rajveer Nanda (Roshan) and Harleen Sahni (Kaif).
Interestingly, the recently released trailer also hints at Roshan's purpose in the film, which is to steal the Kohinoor. Composed by Vishal-Shekhar, the music is already a hit among the audience. The film also features Danny Denzongpa and Jaaved Jaffrey in key roles.