Mumbai: Bollywood director Sudhir Mishra's next film Tera Kya Hoga Johnny starring Soha Ali Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Kay Kay Menon has been leaked on youtube.
The film was scheduled to release later this year but now the entire film can be viewed on the video-sharing site. The film is produced by Tutu Sharma.
Though Sudhir Mishra hasn’t seen the leaked print yet, he says it's definitely not the final copy of the film as it has yet to be mastered.
“I’ am really disappointed by this….. the film is not yet ready…the film is not the final cut”, said Mishra.
He also said that he has no idea where the leak came from. The film has been broken into 11 parts of 10 minutes and been put up on Youtube.
"This is the rough version that's coming out of somewhere. This needs to be investigated. My version of the film is not mixed, the music is not right, the music is not right. We had made a rough festival version. This must be that rough version," said Mishra.
Meanwhile, reacting to this new challenge posed by film piracy, Bollywood seems to be rather helpless.
Amitabh Bachchan said, “My film Paa too was on the internet, we kept removing it and it kept coming back… so we really don’t know what to do. We cant do anything."
Recently KS Ravi Kumar's Tamil film Jaggu Bhai was also out illegally on the Internet before it's theatrical release. And in December 2009, Anurag Kashyap's unreleased 2003 film Paanch was available for free download on the net.
Tera Kya Hoga Johnny's Internet leak is a first of sorts for the Hindi film industry but it's a menace that Hollywood has been fighting a losing battle against for a few years now.