There have been certain controversy on Udta Punjab leak,The leak movie even had ‘For Censor’ Water mark over it. CBFC has not even recovered from udta Punjab controversy and two more movie have been leaked with ‘For Censor’ water mark on it and this two are non-other than Salman’s Most awaited ‘Sultan’ and Multi starrer ‘Great Grand Masti’.
According to cyber experts, the movie was leaked on the darknet and is yet not available on torrent. This is the second such incident in a week with Indra Kumar’s multistarrer film Great Grand Masti’s Censor Board copy being leaked online three days back.
Salman Khan’s Sultan is being distributed in India by Yash Raj Films. “The leak is confirmed. The copy of the movie is available on the darknet and soon it will be available on torrent,” said Deep Shankar, cybercrime expert.
Another cyber investigator, Kislay Chaudhary, claimed that the links of the two hours 36 minute-long movie are available and shared the screenshot with Mail Today. “Many websites have been blocked since Tuesday evening and links are removed immediately after uploads,” Chaudhary said.
However, Yash Raj Films have denied any information about leakage. There are some cyber experts who have claimed that there are no active links of the movie and it was the trailer that was morphed and circulated on social media.
“Great Grand Masti has been definitely leaked, but no active links of Sultan’s censor copy can be found online. However sources are saying that there has been a leak and that the movie was available for sometime but was pulled down immediately,” said Nitish Chandan, cyber security expert.
Great Grand Masti’s prints, however are available on various online portals. Like the print of Udta Punjab, these prints also carried the ‘Censor Copy’ watermark.
The film’s management team is working hard to remove the online links. Even tweets and facebook updates are being removed by them. They have managed to delete a few links as many website have deleted the content with the message, “removed due to a copyright complaint” or “the following material has been removed from your account in response to the DMCA takedown notice,” read a mail by Twitter sent after the screenshot of the leaked movie was uploaded on the website.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act also known as DMCA helps copyright holders have their stolen content removed fast.
Ironically, both Great Grand Masti and Udta Punjab faced problems in getting their movies passed from the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Like Udta Punjab, the Pahlaj Nihalani headed board had asked the makers to make certain ‘adjustments’ in Great Grand Masti.
“Considering the wide range of torrent and increased Internet accessibility, the film’s future is doomed unless the makers file a case against these pirates,” said a cyber expert.