We all know that couple of days ago, Producer Suresh Babu and Rajamouli had convened a press conference against the piracy of their latest release “Eega”. In the Press conference, Rajamouli had warned NRIs who are involved in downloading and uploading of illegal “Eega” content. He warned them that even downloading will create problems in Green Card processing and also may result in their detention. The words used by Rajamouli had stirred a controversy. There was a huge outrage among NRI people in YouTube. They accused him of trying to terrorize audience. Some of them even went on accusing him of plagiarism in movies while preaching morals to people. Rajamouli had decided to clarify his comments. Today he has given clarification to his words like this,
"I saw some angry outbursts on my comments regarding illegal content down loaders", somehow my video was interpreted as an "arrogant warning to all NRI's." I apologise if I sounded like that. It was an anguished warning "only for serious/serial offenders." Some of the comments were misunderstood, some of them plain stupid and few justified. Here's my expanded version for the misunderstood and justified. Stupid’s are best ignored.
1) First, whatever I mentioned about antipiracy is not just about Eega but for any film.
2) Second, the action taken is not by me but the AP Film Chamber appointed Anti Video Piracy Cell. Now go through their document Anti Piracy Document.
3) Third that the theory of encouraging piracy due to high ticket prices is rubbish. He defends the high ticket prices with Supply – Demand theory and also decided to stay safe by adding he can not intervene in Distributors or Exhibitors Business Model.
4) Finally “MY COMMITMENT TOWARDS FIGHTING PIRACY”, I am reasonable enough to understand that the fight against piracy is a phenomenal task, but the reality is if no action is taken against piracy now, then the future of entertainment industry is bleak, and I am committed to fight against piracy to the best of my ability.