Lead actors of Udta Punjab including Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt along with other celebrities from Bollywood have urged their fans not to waste two years of their hard work by watching the pirated version of the film and instead watch it only in the theatres.
Shahid, who will be seen playing a rockstar named Tommy Singh in the film, also tweeted.
The controversial film Udta Punjab was leaked online on Wednesday, two days ahead of its scheduled release in theatres. The film has been in news for the makers’ run-in with the censor board -- was available on torrent websites for illegal download.
However, soon the download links were “removed due to a copyright complaint”.
Visibly upset with the online leaks, Bollywood celebrities including Karan Johar, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Sonakshi Sinha requested people to head to the theatres to watch Udta Punjab, based on drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab.
Here’s what celebrities had to say via tweeter: