Sultan, one of the biggest Bollywood releases this year — starring Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma in lead roles — was leaked online hours before it hit the theatres today.
After Udta Punjab and Great Grand Masti, Sultan is the third major Hindi film to have been leaked before its release in the last one month.
Though cyber crime experts have confirmed the news, no police complaint has been lodged in connection so far.
“If one tries proxy server of other countries Sultan is out online. But if you try it here (in India), it is blocked. If one goes to watch it online, a message flashes on websites that the content is removed as per Copyright Act,” cyber crime expert Ritesh Bhatia said.
“It is unfortunate that films are getting leaked online before its official release. Proper action and investigation needs to be done. It’s the need of the hour,” he added.
Producers of Sultan, Yash Raj Films, however, denied that the film has been leaked online.
Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Salman’s annual Eid release saw a bumper opening today with trade analysts predicting a Rs 150 crore opening weekend business.
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