Sunday, July 24th, 2016

After ‘Dishoom’ leak threat Producers Guild calls an Emergency Meet

Laxmi Vijith | July 24, 2016 6:25 pm Print
The Film & Television Producers Guild of India called an Emergency meeting, having learnt of the chances of upcoming movie 'Dishoom' starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham leaking online.

Upcoming bollywood film ‘Dlishoom’ producer Mukesh Bhatt said that the The Film & Television Producers Guild of India called an emergency meet after coming to know about the possibility of the film being leaked online.

“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 said in an interview.

Bhatt further added, “Each and every producer, wherever they were and whether they were busy, cancelled their appointments and came to my office”.

“Dishoom” starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham is releasing on July 29. The stars were seen promoting their upcoming flick on “The Kapil Sharma Show” which was aired on 23rd July on the Sony TV at 9.00 PM.

Actor Varun Dhawan who is known for his unique promotional techniques has come up with a new idea to promote his upcoming movie. This time, he has come up with Jethalal from the most watched comedy show ‘Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma’ where in Jethalal promoted the film in his unique Gujarati tone.

Recently, “Udta Punjab” and “Great Grand Masti” had leaked online before its releases. Although the former managed to do some box office collection, the latter was a box office flop. The makers of “Great Grand Masti” had stated that their DVD was dabbled at the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT). An interesting fact regarding “Dishoom” is that Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) certified them without having to handover 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’,” Bhatt said.

Bhatt said, “It is such a dangerous news. They had started this trend during ‘Great Grand Masti’, that time we felt that someone was joking, we didn’t take it seriously. And then we came to know that it’s out and the producers got destroyed in a day.”

Bhatt had previously stated that CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani should be removed during “Udta Punjab’s” battle with the censor board regarding cuts. But he said, “I want to thank Pahlaj Nihalani sahab and the CBFC for understanding our pain.”

Bhatt also said that they have held discussions on approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other agencies regarding this issue.

Inupts froms IANS