Hyderabad: Director SS Rajamouli has revealed that the police has arrested an operator, manager and a hostel warden in an anti-piracy raid. According to the director, the accused were caught red handed while screening a pirated CD of his latest movie Eega at the CMS Commerce Junior College in Nizampet.
Although Eega has been doing a wonderful business, SS Rajamouli is not very happy with it. The reason he stated is that his movie would have done even better collection, if it was not allegedly leaked online. The disappointed director is now busy involved in anti-piracy campaign in the country.
SS Rajamouli took to his Twitter page yesterday (July 24) to narrate one shocking incident. The director tweeted, "APVC along with police raided CMS Commerce junior college in nizampet where a pirated copy of eega was being screened for 300 odd girl Students. the operator, manager and the warden were arrested and equipment seized. FIR filed."
Meanwhile, Rajamouli requested all colleges and hotels not to engage in such activities. The Magadheera helmer further wrote, "We r not at all happy about this. We want to fi8 Pirates, not students or colleges. We request the hostels/colleges not to indulge in these activities. Students are not arrested. It can't be done and we don't have any such intentions. Manager, operator and warden are arrested (sic)."
However, despite Eega doing good collection, the makers of the movie feel that it has faced big set back at the Box Office across the globe. Soon after the movie hit the screens, it was allegedly recorded in a theatre and leaked online. Within a span of a week, 6,55,000 people have downloaded the pirated version of Eega, which is a big loss to the producers. Earlier at a press conference, Rajamouli had groaned, "We toil for years to make a film and unscrupulous people make a quick buck without any effort."