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Shah Rukh Khan’s latest movie 'Pathaan' leaked online ahead of release (VIDEO)

Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 25 ― Despite Bollywood’s intensified efforts to battle piracy, the much-anticipated Shah Rukh Khan movie Pathaan has leaked online a day prior to its scheduled release date of January 25.

A high-definition version of the movie was available for download on two websites, Filmyzilla and Filmy4wap, making way for more pirated versions to come up, The Times of India reported.

Marking Shah Rukh Khan’s comeback to the big screen after four years, Pathaan is a spy thriller movie directed by Siddharth Anand and also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham.

The makers of Pathaan have been urging the audience to watch the movie only on the big screen and refrain from recording videos in the theatres.

In a tweet, Yash Raj Films wrote: “All set for the biggest action spectacle? A humble request to everyone to refrain from recording any videos, sharing them online and giving out any spoilers. Experience Pathaan only in cinemas.”

Setting a record even before its release, Pathaan is to open in over 100 countries, the highest figure to date for an Indian movie.

Nelson D'Souza, Vice President, International Distribution, said Pathaan was the widest release for any YRF film ever in the overseas territories.

“In fact, it is the widest release for an Indian film globally! Shah Rukh Khan is hands down the biggest superstar internationally and there is unparalleled demand for Pathaan to be released across the world given the hype that the film is carrying.”

He added that it was a “very heartening sign”, especially post pandemic to keep the theatrical business revival in mind.

This is the fourth film of YRF’s spy universe.

“It is amazing to see how our prized franchise is growing from strength to strength with every film. We are very bullish about Pathaan and what it can collect from the overseas territories. It should be able to bring the cheer back in the theatrical distribution business at the start of the year.”