Rahul Dholakia: It’s depressing to see people watching ‘Raees’ on mobile phones

With the recent incidents of movies getting leaked online, piracy is a big menace that Bollywood needs to tackle. Though some measures have been taken to eradicate piracy, it still exists. Within a day or two of the film’s release, it is made available on the internet. Shah Rukh Khan‘s latest release ‘Raees‘ is no exception. Unfortunately, even this film has become a victim of piracy and we see people watching it on their cell phones. The director of the film, Rahul Dholakia, has strongly condemned the act.

He took to his Twitter handle to express his sadness over the menace and stated, “Depressing and heartbreaking to see people watching on phones and online (pirated) when the film is made for big screen experience.”

He further tweeted,

Despite piracy, ‘Raees’ that made it to the theatres on January 25, has done exceptionally well at the box office. It has become 2017’s first film to enter the Rs 100 crore club. SRK’s magic, teamed with Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s high-octane performance, has surely worked for the audience. (Also Read: Hrithik Roshan doesn’t want ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Raees’ to be the victim of piracy)