The recently released movie "Rustom" starring Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz has reportedly been leaked online. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, the full movie is available online for download or to be watched for free and that too in HD quality.
Of late, piracy has been a major issue in Bollywood and "Rustom" has reportedly become the latest victim of the menace. "Rustom" full movie has been leaked online in HD print that also includes the censor certificate at the beginning, according to SKJ Bollywood News. "Rustom" was released on Aug. 12 and has been having a good run at the box office.
Talking about piracy and the Akshay-starrer being made available on the internet, Censor Board of Film Certification chief Pahlaj Nihalani said that it is very easy to make a duplicate copy of the original print during the post-production stage of a film.
"This has to be the handiwork of an insider from the production department. When a film is in post-production it is put on dozens of computers for various technicians to work on different aspects of the post-production. Anyone can easily make a copy and send it," the report quoted the CBFC head as saying. The report also said that producers of the Akshay-starrer have been trying to do everything possible to block the online version of "Rustom."
Earlier, some crucial scenes from both "Rustom" and "Mohenjo Daro" were leaked on YouTube. The courtroom drama, chess game sequence and a romantic scene between Ileana D'Cruz and Arjan Bajwa from "Rustom" were reportedly available on some YouTube channels to be watched for free. "Rustom" has been witnessing a brilliant run at the box office, but if reports of the full version of the movie being leaked online are true, it might affect its collection in the coming days.
A number of movies have faced the problem of piracy in the recent past. "Manjhi-The Mountain Man" was leaked online around two weeks before its release. "Udta Punjab," "Great Grand Masti," "Sultan" and "Kabali" were also reportedly made available online. "Manjhi-The Mountain Man" and "Great Grand Masti" were the most affected ones by piracy.