Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon's Raabta, which hit theatres on Friday, June 9, has reportedly been leaked online, within a day of its release. Many illegal websites are offering free online streaming of the copy of movie which is apparently of poor quality.
Ever since downloading of movies from the web has become a punishable offence, watching them online has become the new trend in the field of piracy. Although, several measures have been taken by the department of telecommunications of India to stop such illegal businesses, still the crime finds its way to the internet by some way or the other.
Despite knowing the consequences, many people resort to such practices, probably, because it saves them a few bucks while they can catch the newly-released film in the comfort of their homes.
Piracy is any filmmaker's biggest fear as a movie production involves millions of rupees. And when it comes to movies like Raabta, the stakes are high. Earlier, many movies have been leaked online even before the film's official release.
Meanwhile, Raabta has made a decent business of Rs 5.61 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day. Apart from leaked copies, the poor reviews by Bollywood critics and audience is likely to affect its overall collection at the Indian box office.