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Post Toilet: Ek Prem Katha leak, Akshay Kumar urges fans to say no to piracy 

Director-choreographer Remo D'Souza claims to have found a person with the pirated copy of the film. 

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Akshay Kumar has urged his fans to say no to piracy and watch his upcoming keenly awaited film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, in theatres, after a reports of the film being leaked surfaced. According to the actor, the Crime Branch has already got things under control. 

He shared a message on Twitter saying, “The fight against piracy is critical and it's reassuring to see the swift action taken by the Crime Branch on the unfortunate incident involving our film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha. I would like to urge my friends, colleagues, fans and audiences to join us as we fight piracy. Thank you all for your support.” 

The matter came to light after director and choreographer Remo D’Souza claimed that he met a person who had Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in his pen-drive. He narrated the turn of events to a publication. “I met someone who told me that he already has the movie on his pen drive. Initially, I didn’t believe him, but he seemed serious, and told me to check that for myself. When I checked the pen drive, it contained Toilet Ek Prem Katha, and I was shocked,” he said. 

Remo quickly brought the matter to the film’s producer Prerna Arora. “I first called Akshay sir, but since he was in London, he was unavailable. Then I called up Prerna Arora, the producer, told her about the situation, Director Shree Narayan Singh came and collected the pen drive from me. They will be taking legal action against piracy, and I will talk to Akshay sir once he is back,” he added. 

Akshay Kumar starrer isn’t the first film to be leaked digitally much before its release. Last year, Inder Kumar’s Great Grand Masti leaked around three weeks before release and the film was widely circulated in no time. The leak is considered one of the reasons for the film’s bad performance at the box office. 

Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha will be released on 11 August.