Filmmakers helpless as ‘Milenge Milenge’ music leaks online

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2010, 17:40 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: After the music of ‘Milenge Milenge’ leaked online, director Satish Kaushik and producer Boney Kapoor have expressed anguish at their inability to tackle piracy.

A niggling problem, film piracy has weakened the entertainment industry, thereby tremendously affecting its revenues. Shahid-Kareena starrer ‘Milenge Milenge’ has become the latest victim of piracy, as its music is available online, much before the official music release of the film.

Incidentally, last Sunday, Satish Kaushik’s US based friend, GS Walia, accidentally discovered a website that offered the music of ‘Milenge Milenge’ for downloading.

Talking to a news daily, Satish, the director of the film said, “I got to know about it through him (GS Walia). It’s atrocious. This is such a big crime. The music industry has already suffered a lot because of this.”

“From what I have found out, it is impossible to find the original server; as in, the one from where this has originated, for this is now available on multiple websites. I feel helpless. Pirated films are available online and music is more accessible than movies. The film fraternity has not yet been able to do anything to combat piracy of films,” rued Satish.

“This does not happen down South. You can’t even get pirated CDs in the South till at least six months after the movie’s release, leave alone illegal downloading of movies or music.” When asked whether there are any chances of the movie also being available ahead of its July release, the exasperated director said, “Not really. We are trying our best to find out what can be done.”

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