Pirated DVDs of Gulaal seized

MUMBAI: Mumbai police has seized 2960 pirated DVDs of Gulal, just a week after the theatrical release of the Anurag Kashyap directed movie. Gulaal, the home production of Zee Limelight, was released on 13 March.

The cost of the DVDs total to approximately Rs 8,80,000. The seizure was aided by the Society for Copyright Regulation of Indian Producers for Film and Television (Script).

Assisted by the Script team, the Dadar and Shivaji Park police stations of Mumbai conducted raids on three establishments on 17 March in Dadar. Four people were arrested and an FIR has been registered at the Dadar police station under section 51, 52(A), 63, 64 and 68 (A) of the copyright act 1957. The Mumbai police are making a detailed enquiry in the matter.

It has been estimated that piracy causes a loss of Rs 6 billion annually to the Indian music and film industry.

Gulal is a critically acclaimed contemporary film set in the backdrop of college politics and regionalism and stars KK Menon, Aditya Srivastav, Piyush Mishra, Ayesha Mohan, Abhimanyu Singh and Jessie Randhawa.

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