Producer Ritesh Sidhwani equates Piracy with terrorism

Lately, the issue of piracy is something that has been giving nightmares to our tinsel town members. Films getting leaked before its release is something that no filmmaker would ever ask for, but unfortunately, somehow or the other, it does happen. The latest ones to get affected by piracy are Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Kareena Kapoor starrer ‘Udta Punjab’ and Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani and Riteish Deshmukh starrer ‘Great Grand Masti’.

So speaking on same, producer Ritesh Sidhwani has shared his opinion. According to him, endorsing piracy is like endorsing terrorism. He says,

I think education is the key. People need to be educated that by encouraging and endorsing piracy you are basically, according to me, endorsing terrorism. Because the money you put into buying something or consuming something which is not legit… Where do you think the black money flows to? It goes into drugs and terrorism.

His thoughts do make sense. Piracy is a menace which needs immediate attention. Talking about how we can tackle this menace he says,

First,you have to be personally responsible. Secondly, I believe our government needs to take a very strong step on piracy. The law needs to be stringent. Only if a stringent law is in place, people will think 10 times before servicing content which is pirated or even consuming that content

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