Vishal has always been active in the fight against piracy, vowing to eradicate it. He has been part of several such attempts earlier as well. Tamil Nadu Producer Council President and Nadigar Sangam Secretary Vishal has reacted to an illegal streaming of “PETTA” in Government running bus.
The Rajinikanth-starrer “PETTA” is running with packed houses even in its second week, which is a commendable achievement these days.
According to Sun Pictures, the film is all set to earn Rs 100 crore in Tamil Nadu alone in 11 days. The production house claimed that it is a new box office record in Tamil Nadu.
Here is the AUTHENTIC #Petta BO report : Veteran distributor Tirupur Subramaniam states that from this Sunday, #Petta will become the FIRST Tamil film to cross 100 crores in 11 days in Tamil Nadu ALONE.#PettaFastest100CrsInTNhttps://t.co/ETacAJY8bv@karthiksubbaraj
— Sun Pictures (@sunpictures) January 17, 2019
As the film is running successfully in theatres, through some twitter users it came to public attention that the film is being played in a Government bus from Karur to Chennai.
The user who shared it wrote“Video Footage #StopPiracy !! Pirate version of #Petta movie running in Karur to Chennai Govt.SETC Bus Bus ID – E-5186 , Route No. – 429Classic”
— RBSI RAJINI FAN PAGE (@RBSIRAJINI) January 19, 2019
Owner of Chrompet Vetri theatres shared the picture of the piracy and tagged actor Vishal, Producer SR Prabhu and Sun Pictures.
— Rakesh Gowthaman (@VettriTheatres) January 19, 2019
As soon as the matter caught his attention, Vishal took his official account to express his disappointment. He asked the Government to step against the piracy and stated the video as confirmed source with evidence.
In his tweet he wrote “Truly hope the Govt takes some action on Piracy. Here is confirmed source with evidence that Pirated Movies are played in Govt Buses. “
Truly hope the Govt takes some action on Piracy. Here is confirmed source with evidence that Pirated Movies are played in Govt Buses.@CMOTamilNadu @OfficeOfOPS @OfficeofminMRV @Kadamburrajuofl https://t.co/0orfstYjPP
— Vishal (@VishalKOfficial) January 19, 2019
In his tweet the actor tagged the Chief minister of Tamilnadu. In his comment section many twitter users complained that Viswasam also being telecasted in the local cable channels :
— Aswath (@Aswath_official) January 19, 2019
Yov Viswasam is telecasted in Thanjavur local cable channel
— asbin raj (@asbinraj2) January 19, 2019
Earlier Vishal who has been vocal and active in the fight against piracy allegedly engineered the arrest of a torrent website admin on Tuesday. While the initial reports suggested that the admin belonged to Tamilrockers.co, it was later confirmed to be the owner of a site named Tamilgun.in.
Let us hope, this time Government will take a strict action and produce a law to stop piracy which has been ruining the lives of thousands of people.