News reports suggest that the Rajinikanth starrer Kabali, whose much anticipated release is scheduled for July 22, has been leaked online.
Hindustan Times reported that several links are available on the ‘dark web’ to download the full movie. The dark web is an encrypted network which uses public internet but requires specific software and configurations.
The reported leak has taken place despite producer S Thanu obtaining an injunction order from the Madras High Court restraining more than 169 websites from indulging in online piracy and infringement of copyright.
Sources close to the production house have reportedly contacted the authorities to pull down the links.
Censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani expressed his concern over big films being leaked online. “They have not spared Rajinikanth either! Kabali was censored in Chennai, so it had nothing to do with our office in Mumbai. Earlier there was Salman Khan’s Sultan. I don’t think collections of films with iconic stars will get affected by the leakage. It is the smaller films featuring non-A-listers which get hit by the leakage. Great Grand Masti is a case in point,” he was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
Recently the Salman Khan starrer Sultan and a censor board copy of Udta Punjab was leaked online.
Meanwhile, AirAsia, partnering Kabali, has released the film's second teaser, before it's grand release on 22nd July. Previously, one of their aircrafts sported the "Kabali" look.
See the teaser here:
Also, according to NDTV CarAndBike, a Maruti dealership at Hosur is offering a custom wrapped Swift to celebrate the release of Thalaivar's magnum opus . The vehicle, named 'Kabali Edition', is a dealership offered custom sticker job, with having Rajni's graphics across its hood, side, rear, and roof.
But, this is not the first case of a car getting Kabali makeover. Earlier, it was reported that a man in Malaysia got a Kabali-inspired wrap for his Lamborghini Gallardo.