After several mega-budget films became easy prey to piracy recently, it came as a wake-up call for the Indian film industry. Another movie that has become a vulnerable target to piracy is Dishoom. Starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham, Dishoom is slated to release on July 29.
According to producer Mukesh Bhatt, The Film & Television Producers Guild of India held an emergency meeting after they received several threats of their film Dishoomleaking online. In an interview to news agency, Bhatt said,
“We have received a shocking news that a pirate site torrent is advertising that ‘Dishoom’ will soon be shown. If a pirate site advertises that there will be a leak, there could be nothing more frightening for a producer. So we held an emergency meeting since I am the president of the Film Producer’s Guild, and we senior producers thought about what can be done about it.”
Bhatt told media how everyone who was involved with the production of the film had to rush to Bhatt’s office. Bhatt went on to praising the censor board. He said,
“Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has helped us, first time in history, a film received a certificate without handing over a DVD. I want to applaud them for understanding our problem. They have proved it by saying, ‘if you feel that it could leak from here, for your protection and psychological comfort, perhaps you can give the DVD after release’.” Thanking Nihalani, Bhatt adeded, “I want to thank Pahlaj Nihalani sahab and the CBFC for understanding our pain.”
Bhatt revealed that now several discussions will take place and in case nothing happens, the filmmakers will approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other agencies regarding the same.