The producer of critically acclaimed Marathi movie "Natsamrat" has filed a case with a cyber police station after the film was leaked online. The producer, Vishwas Joshi, in his complaint said that the authorised print of "Natsamrat" was leaked online when he gave it to a well-known film critic and columnist for review.
Joshi approached the Mumbai police few days ago and filed a written complaint, after which a case was registered at the BKC cyber police station on Thursday against unknown persons, Hindustan Times reports.
A police official said that the initial investigation shows that the link was leaked through Bluetooth. When Joshi was asked about the issue, he said that the police is investigating and will soon find out how the movie got leaked online.
"We do not know from where and how it was leaked. Entire details related to the film have been given to the police for investigation. We had taken all the precaution and link was completely secured with a password," Joshi told Hindustan Times, adding, "I do not know how link was leaked. We approached the Mumbai police and they acted very fast and a case has been registered."
"Natsamrat" starring Nana Patekar was released on 1 January. The film opened to rave reviews from critics and recorded one of the highest opening weekend box office collection in Marathi cinema. Nana Patekar starrer collected Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend.
The Marathi film is helmed by actor-director Mahesh Manjrekar and features Nana Patekar in the lead role, while Vikram Gokhale, Medha Manjrekar, Mrunmayee Deshpande, Sunil Barve, Neha Pendse and Ajit Parab are in supporting cast.