‘Dishoom’ leak threat: Producer’s Guild hold an emergency meet
After the unfortunate online leak of movies like ‘Udta Punjab,’ ‘Sultan’ and ‘Great Grand Masti,’ producer Mukesh Bhatt recently revealed that ‘The Film & Television Producer’s Guild of India’ has now received a threat that even Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez starrer ‘Dishoom’ will be leaked online before its release. Following this, the FTPGI held an emergency meeting.
In an interview, Mukesh 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.”
“Each and every producer, wherever they were and whether they were busy, cancelled their appointments and came to my office. 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 added.
‘Dishoom’ starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and John Abraham is gearing up for release on July 29.
While a DVD has to be submitted usually before the CBFC hands over a certificate to the producers, they have changed the rules for ‘Dishoom’. “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’,” Bhatt said.
Mukesh Bhatt said that they have also held discussions regarding approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other agencies regarding the issue.