12 Jan 2021: Vijay's 'Master's clips leaked online ahead of its theatrical release
Ahead of the release of the Tamil action film Master, a few clips from the movie were allegedly leaked online.
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, the highly-anticipated movie is scheduled for release on January 13.
Here are more details on this.
Details: Makers to take legal action against the accused
According to reports, within hours of the leak, it was found that an employee from Sony Digital Company had shared scenes from the movie on the internet.
The makers are now planning to take legal action against the accused.
Meanwhile, the film's director and producers have requested fans not to share the pirated clips of the movie.
Details: Please don't share it: Kanagaraj
Kanagaraj requested fans not to share the said clips.
He tweeted, "All we have is hope that you'll enjoy it in theatres. If u come across leaked clips from the movie, please don't share it. Thank u all (sic)."
The movie's production company, XB Film Creators also asked fans not to forward the illegally uploaded clips of the movie.
Fact: Here is the tweet by XB Film Creators
Support: Celebrities also sided with makers of 'Master' against piracy
Several fellow film stars and directors came out in support of the movie's team.
Filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj took to social media to express solidarity with the cast and crew of Master and wrote, "It's hard work of hundreds of people... Please don't encourage piracy (sic)."
"Don't worry Lokesh brother... Master will cross this hurdle too and be a blockbuster...(sic)," he added.
Cinemas: It was earlier supposed to be released with full occupancy
However, that move received backlash from several corners over the risk of the coronavirus' spread.
The state government has since withdrawn the order after the Centre raised an objection to it and called it the "dilution of Ministry of Home Affairs' order."
Movie: What is 'Master' all about?
Master, one of the most-awaited movies of 2021, will hit the theaters tomorrow.
The filming of the movie had begun in late-2019 and ended in February 2020, but due to the pandemic, the release date of the movie was pushed to this year.
Vijay will reportedly essay the role of a college professor while Sethupathi will be seen as the antagonist.
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