Sandalwood was alarmed by the recent controversy, concerning piracy of the latest release Pailwaan. In what came across as shocking news, the movie was leaked on the day of its release, agitating the members of the Kannada film industry. For some, it was about putting an end to the rampant issue, but for the fans, it was the start of another state of turmoil. As predicted, a war on Twitter broke between Sudeepians and Darshan fans. Yesterday, the resident of Bangalore who was accused of leaking Pailwaan online, revealed he's a die-hard fan of Darshan's and that his action was the result of his hatred towards Sudeep.
Rakesh Names Fandom Responsible
Rakesh stated, "I am a fan of Darshan's. D Boss cinemas are great. I leaked the film out of pure love and respect for Darshan. I did not do it for money." He revealed a few more shocking details during the interrogation.
He's Named Himself After The Actor's Film
Rakesh's social media accounts are filled with images of the actor and overloaded with information regarding his films. As if this wasn't enough to display his obsession for the actor, he's even added one of Darshan's films, 'Virat' as his surname.
Encouraged People To Watch The Pirated Version
On September 20, Rakesh shared links to Pailwaan leak on his Facebook handle and even encouraged friends and acquaintance to watch. Apparently, he even asked Facebook users to DM him regarding the links.
Irrespective of whose fan leaked whose film, the focus should be drawn towards the actual issue. Similar to Swapna Krishna, many producers have incurred a humongous loss due to their movies falling prey to piracy.
Filmmakers and actors across different film industries are urging fans to report such crimes and not encourage it.