Tamil Nadu bus driver held for screening 24’s pirated copy

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: May 19, 2016 17:10 IST
Director Vikram Kumar’s 24 stars Suriya, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen. (24Official/Facebook)

In a move that should work as a deterrent to the problem of piracy across Indian cinema, members of Nadigar Sangam on Thursday nabbed the driver of a private bus in Tamil Nadu for screening the pirated copy of Suriya-starrer Tamil thriller 24. According to producer Gnanavel Raja, the bus, travelling from Dindigul to Chennai, screened the film on Wednesday night.

“We received a tip-off about the film being screened in the bus last night. We alerted the anti-piracy cell and around 5 am earlier today, the police took the driver into custody when the bus had reached its destination in Chennai,” said Raja.

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“Severe action should be taken against the driver and the bus owner to ensure that such acts are not repeated,” Raja said. Just two days ago, the anti-piracy squad had arrested another bus driver for screening the pirated copy of Udhayanidhi Stalin-starrer Tamil drama Manithan.

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