Ekta Kapoor, one of the producers of the film Udta Punjab, on Friday said that she hasn’t slept for a minute in the last two days as she was tracking down the various links showing the leaked version of the film, also claiming that none of those links are available any more.
Present at a theatre here to see the fans’ reactions, Ekta was asked about the film finally releasing after numerous controversies, she said,
My only reaction is ‘Jai Mata Di‘, ‘Waheguru‘.
It definitely affected my weight, I’ve lost a kilo in two days. I haven’t slept one minute in 48 hours. All we did was to put all the friends on the job to chase down links. Now you don’t find them anymore.
The cyber cell and various other agencies have done a great job. I think my friends and I did most of the work in the middle of the night. I felt that I had a workout instructor who was making me do those many exercises, but it’s worth it because I got muscles in the end; I got stronger.
Reports of the film getting leaked and being available for download on torrent sites emerged on Wednesday. After a while the links were reportedly not available with the message showing as removed due to a copyright complaint. The makers had filed a complaint with the cyber crime police in Bandra here.
Previously, the Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Manjhi- The Mountain Man had also leaked online before its release. About films leaking online, Ekta said,
There are various institutions that have actually come together to see that piracy is actually handled.
I personally think that the film (‘Udta Punjab’) had to go out there and now the film will speak. Nobody can stop a film from doing well, if it is good.
Udta Punjab, is also produced by Phantom production house, and is directed by Abhishek Chaubey.