Thugs Of Hindostan has been leaked online by the infamous piracy website TamilRockers, just hours after its release. Not only the Hindi version, but the Tamil and Telugu-dubbed versions have also surfaced on the internet.
Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in a still from Thugs Of Hindostan
Vijay Krishna Acharya’s action-adventure film Thugs Of Hindostan, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh, released amid much fanfare on Thursday (November 8).
Despite being unanimously panned by critics, the film broke box office records and earned Rs 52 crore on its opening day (including the Tamil and Telugu-dubbed versions). The Hindi version alone raked in Rs 50.75 crore.
However, there is some bad news for the makers of Thugs Of Hindostan, as the entire film has been leaked online by the infamous piracy website TamilRockers, just hours after it hit the theatres. Not only the Hindi version, but the Tamil and Telugu-dubbed versions have also surfaced on the internet, that too in HD print.
According to a leading publication, enraged cinegoers have written to the authorities, seeking legal action against the website for flouting piracy laws.
This is not the first time that TamilRockers has dealt a massive blow to the film industry. Recently, the Tamil film Sarkar, starring Vijay, was also made available online, merely hours after the release. Last month, the Tamil film Vada Chennai, featuring Dhanush and Aishwarya Rajesh, was also leaked.
After several Tamil films were made leaked online and made available for download just hours after release, the Tamil Film Producers’ Council (TFPC) urged theatres to deploy personnel to ensure that films were not recorded on mobile phones or cameras.