Time and again, Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Petta' helmed by Karthik Subbaraj has been in and out of the news for leaks from the sets of the film. On Sunday, a video clip from the sets of the film was leaked on social media that created a buzz among the fans as there were huge spoilers with regard to the characters played by Vijay Sethupathi and Sasikumar. However, due to the incident, the director of the film took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter and said “Kind request from #Petta team.. Pls do not share leaked stills or videos from shooting Spot. Need all your support. Shocked to see channels like @ThanthiTV are publishing leaked video as news.Guess next they would even telecast pirated movies as news... Completely Unethical..”
Here's the tweet!
However, this is not the first time, a video has been leaked from the sets of the film. Earlier, Rajinikanth's look from his Lucknow schedule was also leaked on Twitter.
Produced by Kalanithi Maran, 'Petta' is scripted and directed by 'Pizza' fame Karthik Subbaraj, who will mark the film to be his fifth full-length feature. Besides Rajinikanth, the film also stars Trisha, Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, M. Sasikumar, Bobby Simha, Simran, Guru Somasundaram, Megha Akash, Sananth Reddy, Ramdoss, Malavika Mohanan, Deepak Paramesh, and Manikandan R. Achari. As per media reports, the film includes a lot of computer graphics for which Prime Focus has been signed up to take care of the VFX. However, the shooting of the film is continuing in several locations including Varanasi, Lucknow and Darjeeling.
On 23 February 2018, the production house Sun Pictures announced the making of the film and revealed that they will feature Rajinikanth in the lead role. The first schedule of the shoot began on June 7, 2018, at Eastern Forest Rangers College at St. Mary’s Hill, Kurseong in Darjeeling, West Bengal. Rajinikanth made his last on-screen appearance in Pa. Ranjith's 'Kaala' that released on June 7, 2018. 'Petta' is all set to release on Pongal next year.
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