Director-producer, Anurag Kashyap, has taken to social media to make a desperate plea to audience to not download his much-talked-about film, Udta Punjab as there were vested interests determined to demoralise those fighting for their rights.
He said, “I have never downloaded a film on torrent. I don’t know how to. yes occasionally I have seen downloaded films borrowed from friends and found a way to pay for them later, by buying them on DVD or blur ray, and when I say this I also say that no one can stop your right to download a film.”
Kashyap said he had no problem in people downloading Udta Punjab but made emotional plea asking them to wait at least until Saturday.
He said, “This time its a different fight, it’s a fight against censorship and if you are that audience that always downloads a film, then I won’t ask you to not do that , please do, but wait till saturday which is the day you would normally download a film. Piracy happens because of lack of access and in a world of free internet, I do not have a problem with it.
“My problem is that this time its a case of vested interests trying to demoralise people from fighting for their rights. So all downloaders of Udta Punjab , I urge, wait till saturday till you decide to not pay for the film, don’t download and share , curb the curiosity for two more days. Thank you for reading this.”
Kashyap’s plea has come in light of a large chunk of film being mischievously leaked just two days before its release. Curiously, the leaked film was the print the makers had submitted to the CBFC for review and obtaining certificate.