Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan says strict action must be taken against those who leak films online.
Recently, films like “Udta Punjab”, “Great Grand Masti” and Salman-starrer “Sultan” were leaked online before their official release.
“It’s disgusting that films are getting leaked online before release. These people are nothing less than thieves as they make money in the name of other person’s hard work. It (piracy) is the worst profession, Salman said in an interview.
“Someone suggested you should put TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act) on people who buy and sell it (pirated DVD). As we pay tax and Maharashtra has the heaviest tax, something should be done. When two people will go to prison, others will stop it. It (piracy) doesn’t happen in South,” he said.
One of the reasons often cited for piracy are huge ticket prices. The 50-year-old “Dabangg” star, however, feels that ticket prices reduce after the weekend and there are single screen theatres as well where the prices are not much high.
“What about watching the film after the weekend that is Monday onwards. There are single screens as well. Even I feel the ticket prices are high but if you look at the infrastructure, the cost of real estate then you will understand that if they (multiplexes) don’t charge that much, then the theatre will close down,” he said.
Salman will be seen next in Kabir Khan’s “Tubelight”.