Akshay Kumar's 'Ram Setu' Gets High Court’s PIRACY Shield Against 23 Rogue Websites Ahead Of Its Release-Report

Delhi High Court has restrained 23 “rogue websites” from distributing, hosting, streaming, retransmitting, exhibiting and downloading ‘Ram Setu’

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Akshay Kumar's 'Ram Setu' Gets High Court’s PIRACY Shield Against 23 Rogue Websites Ahead Of Its Release-Report
Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Ram Setu’ has created a huge buzz on social media and the film is said to be the most highly-awaited movie releasing this year. In the wake of Hindi movies falling prey to pirated sites, Ram Setu’s producer moved to the court through advocate Shyel Trehan seeking an injunction “against 23 rogue websites.” Interestingly, The Delhi High Court has restrained 23 “rogue websites” from distributing, hosting, streaming, retransmitting, exhibiting, and downloading the upcoming movie.

Yes, you read that right! As reported by Hindustan Times, the court passed this order on October 18 saying that piracy needs to be curbed and should deal with a heavy hand. Justice Jyoti Singh stated that the producer, Cape of Good Films, and the author of the movie made out a prima facie case for a grant of ex parte ad-interim relief following the huge investments made by makers. It is said that the producer of the film mentioned the list of 23 video-sharing websites that are widely known to provide free download links to movies and web shows. ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar Announced The Wrap Up Of Ram Setu’s Ooty Schedule, Posts A Mesmerizing Picture From The Shooting Location


The court in its order said, “Looking at the investments made by the plaintiff in the production and promotion of the film as also the exclusive right vested in it under the provisions of the Act, this court prima facie agrees with the plaintiff that if the rogue websites communicate the film in any manner, on any platform, simultaneously with the theatrical release of the film on October 25 or in its close proximity thereafter, it would severely impact the interest of the plaintiff monetarily and will also erode the value of the film.”

Directed by Abhishek Sharma, ‘Ram Setu’ also stars Nushrat Bharucha and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film, which was announced in 2020, is slated to hit the theatres on 25 October 2022 during Diwali festivities.