The third instalment of the titillating Masti series,Great Grand Masti, starring Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani got a major blow when the film got leaked online, way before its scheduled release of 22nd July. The makers had to rush to release the film on 15th July to save further damage to the business.
But despite all those attempts, the film has literally tanked at the Box Office. Though the makers were expecting the film to rake in a good amount, considering the fact that the second instalment of the franchise, Grand Masti was the highest grosser among adult comedies till date, but the online leak has taken its toll. The film which opened up on Friday, 15th july, had earned only a meagre amount of 5 crore on Day 1 and Day 2, and the Sunday reports aren’t expected to be any better.
Recently, at a press interaction, post the release of the film, the entire cast and the makers adressed a press conference, where they spoke about their traumatic mental state post the leak of the film. In the said press conference, it was also stated that the FCAT(Tribunal) was behind the leak of the film.
While the makers and the rest of the cast spoke about their agony, the leading lady of the film, Urvashi Rautela broke down infront of the media describing the helplessness she felt when she came to know about the leak.
Watch an emotional Urvashi in the video:
It is indeed unfortunate that inspite of all the efforts put into the film, the film crashed – not because of its content, but because of a purported online leak.
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