Worried over two Tollywood movies, Duvvada Jagannadham and Jai Lava Kusa, being leaked, the producers of the two films approached the Cyber Crime wing of the Hyderabad police and lodged two separate complaints.
While producer Dil Raju claimed that a pirated print of DJ had been leaked onto Facebook after the film's release, producer Kalyan Ram told the police that the teaser and a few clippings of JLK had been leaked on social media. DJ stars Allu Arjun, while JLK stars Jr NTR.
"Based on the two complaints, we registered two separate cases under the Information Technology Act and the Piracy Act. We are investigating the cases and letters are being written to the respective social media organisations to block the content," Hyderabad assistant commissioner of police (Cyber Crime) Raghuveer told the Times of India.
Speaking about the pirated print of DJ doing the rounds, Raghuveer told Deccan Chronicle, â€œUnlike the case of Bahubali, which was also leaked online, the quality of the pirated version of DJ is not good. That indicates that it might have been shot in a theatre. We are tracking the IP addresses from where the movie was uploaded."
As far as JLK was concerned, the producer claimed a 'breach of trust' and alleged that a production crew member named Rakesh, was behind the leaks.
During the recent release of Baahubali: The Conclusion, the city police had arrested a gang of six people who allegedly made a high definition print copy of the blockbuster film and went on to demand money from the producers of the film, by threatening to circulate a pirated copy.
The gang demanded Rs 15 lakh from the producers for not uploading a copy on the internet, before they were nabbed.
Directed by Harish Shankar, who has also penned the story and dialogues, DJ is produced by Dil Raju, under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. Devi Sri Prasad has composed music for the film while Pooja Hegde plays the female lead.
Directed by KS Ravindra and produced by Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under his home banner NTR Arts, Jai Lava Kusa has Nivetha Thomas and Raashi Khanna playing the female leads.