‘Raaz Reboot’ leaked! Emraan requests people to watch in theatres

Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Raaz Reboot’ leaked online late on Tuesday. Download links of the film were being circulated on the web, but thankfully for the makers, it was only a clip and not the whole movie.  

"We felt the movie had got leaked. When we downloaded from the links, it turned out to be just one clip - of a possessed Kriti (Kharbanda) screaming the F-word multiple times in quick succession. We were relieved that the film hadn't got leaked," writer-director Vikram Bhatt told the Times of India.

Emraan also wrote a heartfelt message on his Twitter page requesting fans to watch the film in theatres when it releases. “About twenty mins ago, I decided to unwind a bit and go on to Twitter. I usually look at it as a way of connecting with my fans, who I look at as an extension of my family… It’s always a positive experience, connecting with them. But the first thing I saw a few moments back was the trends list which to my horror read ‘Raaz Reboot Leaked’, he posted.

The ‘Murder’ actor further said, “A lot of work goes into a film, whether good or bad. A lot of people toil away, striving to entertain you as well as run their kitchens. Piracy is a rampant problem, as we have seen over the past few months with a few movies that have been leaked online before their theatrical release. I won’t add fuel to the fire by harping about conspiracy theories… I won’t point fingers. I don’t intend to get into a public mud-slinging match. Instead, I will request you to give the film a fair chance by watching it in theatres. It’s a request, which I think anyone sensible will entertain. Love, Emraan.”

He followed it up with another tweet, “#RaazReboot is to be watched in the theatres. Stay away from piracy please!”

The director revealed that the leaked clip isn’t the one that was censored, which meant someone had recorded it in the studio and leaked it online. "In this age of computers, internet and smartphones, you can't say where a film can be leaked from. It can only be sorted with great technical intervention. Until then, piracy will be our worst nightmare," Vikram Bhatt told the daily.

‘Raaz Reboot’ also stars Gaurav Arora and Kriti Kharbanda, who is making her Bollywood debut. The horror flick is slated to release in a couple of days on September 16.