Members of Nadigar Sangam, led by producer Gnanavel Raja, on Thursday (May 19) nabbed the driver of a private bus for screening the pirated copy of Suriya-starrer Tamil time-travel thriller 24.
According to producer Gnanavel Raja, the bus, travelling from Dindigul to Chennai, screened the film on Wednesday night.
"We received a tip-off about the film being screened in the bus last night. We alerted the anti-piracy cell and around 5 AM earlier today, the police took the driver into custody when the bus had reached its destination in Chennai," Raja told IANS.
"Severe action should be taken against the driver and the bus owner to ensure that such acts are not repeated," Raja said.
Just two days ago, the anti-piracy squad had arrested another bus driver for screening the pirated copy of Udhayanidhi Stalin-starrer Tamil drama Manithan.
Not just these two instances, but a few days ago, there were reports claiming that Ilayathalapathy Vijay's recently released Theri was being played at a luxury bus in Chennai.
A fan of Vijay, who was shocked to see many pirated DVDs of the film stocked in the bus, handed the bus driver over to police, with the help of other Vijay fans.
It was reported that the driver named Shankar, disclosed to police, that the owners of the bus were unaware of his act.
Despite many precautionary measures, piracy is on the prowl in Tamil Nadu and is getting worse day by day.
Vishal, the Secretary General of Nadigar Sangam had recently said that if he finds even a single pirated CD of his upcoming film Marudhu, then severe action will be taken against the miscreants.
"If I find a pirated CD of my film 'Marudhu', I will go on to find the theatre in which the film was recorded illegally and will submit my report to Producers Council. If no action is taken, I will let you know about my next course of action," he had said.
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