Pawan Kalyan's upcoming movie Atharintiki Daredhi (AD), the release of which got delayed for nearly two months, was leaked online on Sunday. Around 90 minutes of the film was illegally released online. Its makers are furious and are now planning to release the film at the earliest.
A source close to the producer of Atharintiki Daredhi told IANS, "We came to know that someone uploaded 90-minute footage of the film illegally. We have traced that the leak happened in California, US. We will seek the help of the cyber department in this matter and take necessary action immediately. We are now planning to release the film by weekend."
Trivikram Srinivas-directed flick Atharintiki Daredhi starring Pawan Kalyan and Samantha in leads, was originally scheduled to release August 9, but it was later postponed due to ongoing political turmoil in the state. The source added, "We have requested that all the piracy links be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans of Pawan Kalyan have already spread the word online and several links have already been shut down."
Atharintiki Daredhi, which also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Pranitha, Boman Irani and Nadhiya, is produced by BVSN Prasad. "We are planning to release the film this weekend," Pawan Kalyan's agent posted on Twitter.
On hearing the news about the leak, Samantha posted on Twitter: "Support Atharintiki Daredhi. There was a lot of hard work and a lot of money invested. Let good cinema win. Our humble request."