Piracy of films has become a nightmare for the actors and filmmakers as a lot of movies have fallen prey to it. Vikram Bhatt directed Raaz Reboot starring Emraan Hashmi and Kriti Kharbanda have also become a victim of piracy. The film was leaked online on Tuesday. It was supposed to be released with Amitabh Bachchan starrer Pink on September 16 (Friday).
It takes an enormous amount of blood and sweat to make a movie and if the film gets leaked a week or few days before its release everything goes into vain for the entire team. In a recent press conference, actress Urvashi Rautela was witnessed getting emotional by shedding tears as Great Grand Masti got leaked online a week before its release. Even Abhishek Chaubey directed Udta Punjab after going through a tough time with the Censor Board faced an unacceptable instance by falling prey to piracy.
Emraan was deeply affected by the hurtful scenario as he took to Twitter to request all his fans who were eagerly waiting for the release of the movie to watch it in the theatres. Emraan went ahead to mention that he decided to unwind and go to his social media pages because he finds it a way to connect with his fans who he looks at as an extension of his family. He also feels that it is a positive experience connecting with them. And a first thing he saw was the trending list which to his horror read “Raaz Reboot Leaked”. Emraan also wrote that a lot of work goes into a film, whether it’s good or bad. A lot of people toil away striving to entertain the viewers as well as run their kitchens. Piracy is a rampant problem as it has been witnessed over the past few months with a few movies that have been leaked online prior to their theatrical release. Emraan ended his tweet by urging all his fans to watch the film online, as he wrote “I will request you to give the film a fair chance by watching it in theatres. It’s a request, which I think anyone sensible will entertain. Love, Emraan.”
Now that Pink and Raaz Reboot will hit the silver screens together on Friday, Raaz Reboot might have a tough time competing with Pink in the box office.