"Since it was almost four days before the release, Aamir knew the suspense would go viral. And since initially he wasn't kept in the loop, he was unaware of it," says an insider close to the team.
As a result, Aamir and co-producer Ritesh Sidhwani made all the necessary calls and got the screening stalled.
"In fact, Talaash has had no preview screenings at all, which is an industry norm. Everyone will see the film only tonight at a cast and crew screening," adds the insider.
When contacted, a spokesperson for the film says, "Talaash is the most anticipated release of the year. We don't want the suspense to be revealed before the release."