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Piracy still a curse in Mumbai

Posted By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
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The anti-piracy coalition between Bollywood and Hollywood studios continues its efforts to nab movie piracy. With several raids conducted across Mumbai between 18th June 2010 and 20th June 2010 more than 600 DVDs of Raavan were seized – the latest one of Mani Ratnam starring Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Bachchan and South Indian superstar Vikram. Raid in Nalasopara conducted on 20th June 2010. A joint team from Cine Copyrights Investigation along with Mumbai Police conducted a raid at a warehouse in Nalasopara ,seizing pirated 4864 discs. Two accused were arrested in the operation where 314 discs were seized of Raavan along with movies like Rajneeti, Ironman 2, Prince of Persia, Kites, etc.

Raid near Dindoshi Police Station on 19th June 2010. A joint team of AA Khan Associates and Mumbai Police conducted an operation near Dindoshi Police Station seizing an Activa bike with 300 prints of Friday"s release – Raavan. Several DVDs had a 6 in 1 combination of Raavan along with other recently released movies like Raajneeti, Prince of Persia, Kites, Ek Second, Badmaash Company, etc. One accused has been arrested in the raid.

Raid in Andheri East on 18th June 2010. AA Khan and associates along with Mumbai Police conducted a raid on 2 stalls in JB Nagar in Andheri East. 1206 discs were seized and 1 accused was arrested. The team found DVDs of Rajneeti, Kites, Prince of Persia and others in the raid. Mr. AA Khan says, “We are making all efforts to curb piracy across the city. I am glad that the coalition and Mumbai Police are taking concrete steps towards controlling and eradicating this menace."

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