Cops asked to seize pirated CDs of Marathi film 'Sairat'

Mumbai: National award winning filmmaker Nagraj Manjule has alleged that a copy of his recent Marathi blockbuster 'Sairat' has been leaked and is being circulated through pirated CDs and other mediums, police said today.

A still from Nagraj Manjule's Sairat
A still from Nagraj Manjule's Sairat

Manjule and the film's producer Nikhil Sane yesterday met Maharashtra Director General of Police Praveen Dixit and complained about the issue, a police official said.

The duo had also met Mumbai Police Commissioner Dattatray Padsalgikar and Joint CP (Crime) Atul Kulkarni in this regard, police said.

Following this, Maharashtra police has instructed all police commissionarates in the state and the Railway Police to conduct raids and seize CDs and other mediums through which the film is being illegally sold or shown.

Also, the Mumbai's police's cyber cell is probing the case, the officer said. 'Sairat', featuring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar, released on April 29.

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