Tamil director-actor Parthiban goes a step ahead in his campaign against piracy.
The actor initiated a raid operation with the help Anti Video Piracy cell of Crime Branch at a DVD store in Burma Bazaar, Chennai.
The team managed to get over 25,000 pirated DVD's of Parthiban's latest directorial "Kathai Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam, according to reports.
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After the operation, Parthiban uploaded the video on his Facebook page.
The video showed him coordinating with a man whom he had sent as someone who is interested in buying pirated videos. Once the man got the CDs, the actor immediately rushed to the scene and caught the culprits red handed and were handed over to the anti piracy cell.
The raid has opened light to a series of other piracy cases in the state.
"Astalakshmi theatre in Annur (near Coimbatore) has been identified as the source and the owner of the theatre was being apprehended immediately. I would say piracy eats up at least 60 percent of our income, leaving us with only 30 percent of the share. Piracy is a menace that has to be immediately done away with. I hope effective steps are taken immediately," said Parthiban to Silverscreen.in
Recently, actor Vishal also made headlines by taking action against piracy. The "Poojai" actor, who found local cable channels telecasting latest films like "Vadacurry" and "Un Samayal Arayil", went to the cable office and caught the operators. He later filed an FIR at Karaikudy police station. Read more here.
Recently, Parthiban had taken a pledge against piracy at a function and pointed out that it is his biggest concern and worry.
"The biggest risks for us are availability of pirated videos, cable channels running new films and the films being available for downloading in Internet. We make a film after lot of hard work for 3 to 4 years and practice of piracy becomes a big problem for us," said Parthiban at the function.