A two-minute introduction scene of superstar Rajinikanth from Kabali has leaked online, much to the disappointment of Thalaivarâ€™s hardcore fans. While the exact source of leak is not yet known, sources claim that it could have happened from the screening of the film in the US on Wednesday night. Apparently, Rajinikanth along with his daughter Aishwarya and a few guests watched the film in a private screening in Bay Area.
However, some say that the clip could have been released from the Gulf as it features subtitles in Arabic too. They explained that the US print of the film doesnâ€™t feature subtitles in Arabic and itâ€™s quite possible that someone from the Gulf region could have leaked the scene.
Rajinikanthâ€™s fans are seething over the leak and have vowed to not watch come what may. In a way, the leak has further raised the expectations and audiences are even more eager to watch the film in cinemas on Friday.
Responding to the video, Producer Kalaippuli S Thanu took to Twitter to ask people to watch the movie in theaters.
Watching #Thalaivar entry on phone or computer won't give you goosebumps. Say thank you to pirates,let's watch it in theaters from Friday :)â€” Kalaippuli S Thanu (@theVcreations) July 20, 2016
A lot of fans took to social media to express outrage on the leak and asked others not to spread the video.
If you ppl gonna leak out the Kabali movie clips, dont call yourself as Superstar's die hard fan. Just dont.â€” Tashaa - à¤¤à¤¾à¤¶à¤¾ (@Txshxxxx) July 21, 2016
On Tuesday, the film which has a U certificate from the Censor Board, was awarded tax exemption by the Tamil Nadu government.
The team has also denied rumours of an online leak.
"These are just baseless rumours circulated for fun. There's no truth in reports that 'Kabali' has leaked online," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
Directed by Pa. Ranjith, Kabali is the story of an ageing don who fights for equal pay rights for Tamils in Malaysia.
It also stars Radhika Apte, Kishore, Kalaiarasan, Dhansikaa, Dinesh and Winston Chao.
Inputs Digital Native