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Movie piracy is like theft, says Taapsee Pannu


The actress, who is shooting with Nana Patekar and Ali Fazal for Tadka, said people should value the pains taken to make films.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will be seen alongside Nana Patekar and Ali Fazal in Prakash Raj's Hindi directorial debut Tadka, feels that people should value the efforts and pains taken to make a movie. She says piracy is like “stealing someone's property”.

On the Tadka set here, Pannu and Fazal came across two women, junior artistes, who were watching pirated versions of Sultan and Great Grand Masti. They were taken aback that people instead of watching the movies in theatres were downloading them free.

Pannu and Fazal later spoke to those women and explained how much effort goes into the making and release of a film and requested them not to watch pirated films. They also gave them an envelope with money so that they could go and watch the films in the theatres instead of on their smartphones.

“It was disheartening to see that a few people don't value the efforts and pains taken to make a movie," Pannu said. "I wish I could make them go through the process of making a film and the hardships we face to deliver the final product, for them to know how big a crime they are doing.”