Kaala aka Kaala Karikaalan cast and crew
Pa Ranjith with Rajinikanth on Kaala sets.PR Handout

A 15-second video from Rajinikanth's Kaala was out through the back doors recently, leaving the fans and the makers in a state of a shock. Now, the makers have started the hunt for the person behind the leak.

We hear that the makers have filed a formal complaint with the cyber cell in Chennai and also in the process of removing the leaked sequences from the social media sites and mainly from YouTube.

"It's just a few seconds of footage and not even the climax scene as is being claimed in many places. It will not affect the film in any way," Vinod Kumar, the executive producer of Kaala, is quoted as saying by Ahmedabad Mirror.

In the said video, Rajinikanth is engaged in a battle with his enemy. Some reports had claimed it to be the climax from the multilingual movie, written and directed by Pa Ranjith.

Reacting to the issue, the film's lead heroine, Huma Qureshi, said, "It's so unfair given the hard work everyone puts into a film. Piracy is toxic and I hope the necessary action is taken."

Meanwhile, the release of Kaala has been advanced after Rajinikanth's much-hyped 2.0 has been delayed. Dhanush has announced the news on Twitter recently as he wrote, "Mark the date !! #kaalaa #april27 the don of dons is back #Superstar #thalaivar. [sic]"

The upcoming movie projects Rajinikanth as the messiah of Tamils in Mumbai slums. It is about a man who stands up against the injustice being meted out to his people.

Although reports were rife that the film was based on late underworld don Haji Mastan Mirza, the makers have denied the rumors and claimed that it is an original film.