New Delhi, Jan 18: It's not new for Bollywood films distressed by the curse of piracy and even King Khan's 'Raees' is not left with the effect.
According to a check-list released by a German-based firm TECXIPIO GmbH, Raees was the most pirated film of 2017, as reported by Mid Day.
Reportedly, India accounts for 60 percent of total sharers of pirated movies online through peer to peer networks.
The next two films on the list of the most pirated films of 2017 are Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil and Akshay Kumar starrer Jolly LLB 2.
Well, known producer Sanjay Gupta said, "Bollywood has close to five producer associations. When we are not on the same page, how can we bring change? A collective stand needs to be taken. Rakeshji had taken on over 3,400 websites where the film was illegally available within the first three days of its release. Every time a film releases, the producer has to go to Supreme Court to obtain a restraining order against certain websites. Why can't the industry call for a blanket ban on them?” said Gupta, as reported by Mid Day.
He complimented the South Indian industry for having tackled the problem well and said to Mid-Day, "Rampant piracy doesn't exist in the South since they have taken a united stand against the problem. Bollywood is far from united. The South film industry has a feeling of togetherness and wants to collectively tackle piracy. Almost all actors have fan clubs that protect a new release from piracy by informing authorities or producers if they come across anything amiss."