Mumbai, July 26, 2021: Kriti Sanon's first film as the solo lead, Mimi, was all set to premiere worldwide on July 30 on Netflix and Jio Cinema. However, in a major blow to the streamer and makers, the film was reportedly illegally leaked 4 days before its original scheduled date.
As per reports, the pirated version of Jio Studios and Maddock Films' Mimi has been made available on Telegram on July 26. The makers, however, were quick to recognize the development and decided to release the film on July 26 from 6:30 onwards on Netflix and Jio Cinema to stop further spreading.
Kriti Sanon, director Laxman Utekar, Pankaj Tripathi, and producer Dinesh Vijan came live on Instagram to make the announcement.
Directed by Laxman Utekar, Mimi highlights the topic of surrogacy in an entertaining manner, Kriti gained 15 kgs to play a convincing pregnant woman on screen. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Sai Tamhankar, and Supriya Pathak among others. The film is produced by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films in association with Jio Studios.
Telegram is quite famous for pirated content, but the leak of a film four days ahead of the scheduled release is not a common occurrence. Earlier, Salman Khan starrer "Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai", too had faced piracy on Telegram and other pirated sites.