Inlay cards, which were used to make pirated DVDs of the movie Tees Maar Khan, were seized from a godown in Chembur on Thursday and two men arrested. The raid was a part of the ongoing operation to curb piracy in the city.
The police, along with the Alliance Against Copyright Theft, a coalition between Hollywood and Bollywood studios to fight the various forms of piracy in India, have made a total seizure of more than Rs 4 lakh, including around 4,000 pirated DVDs and 15,000 inlay cards.
According to initial reports, the consignment was sent to the city from Rajasthan.
“We received information about pirated DVDs being manufactured in a godown at Chembur. We raided the place and were seized the master reel of the film,” said police sub- inspector D Shinde, of the Chembur police station.
Producers of the film, UTV Motion Pictures, the team of Tees Maar Khan and AACT have been working with the police to prevent piracy.
Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures said: “We are working closely with the authorities to intercept attempts to copy or distribute pirated versions of the movie.”
Director Farah Khan said: “Piracy negates all the hard work that goes into creating a movie. We seek support from the public as well and request them to call on the toll free number, 1800-103-1919, to report piracy.”