Mumbai: Actress Sonali Raut says that her film ‘Great Grand Masti’ leaking on the internet was unfortunate but expressed confidence that viewers will watch it in the theatres as it is a successful franchise.
“Actually, this film was scheduled to release last year, I don’t know why the release took so long, must be something with the producers but it is finally releasing on July 15,” she said.
It is quite unfortunate that two films of Balaji leaked back-to-back — first ‘Udta Punjab’ and then ‘Great Grand Masti’. But it is a successful franchise; I’m sure that people will like to watch the film in the theatres as watching it on a computer or a laptop is a different experience,” the actress said in an interview.
“It’s a good movie, I’m sure people will like it and will watch it in the theatre only,” Sonali said.
The film leaked on online platforms a week back, post which the makers have preponed its release by a week.
Earlier, controversial film ‘Udta Punjab’ also leaked online, which was produced by the same banner, Balaji Motion Pictures.
Is it a conspiracy against the production house?
“The makers will be the right people to answer that. We artists come in only during the shooting, but then release, strategizing, publicity, depends on the makers. I think the makers should take care of it and be a bit more cautious regarding it,” she said.
Sonali plays the role of a maid named Shiney in the film. She will also feature in an item song ‘Lipstick Laga Ke’ which released on digital platforms on Wednesday.
About the song, she said: “I have five looks in this film and it was a very difficult song because boys visualize me in various avatars and are fantasizing about me. There were a lot of props and themes, different kinds of backgrounds, so it was quite hectic to shoot. There were four days of rehearsals and four days of shooting, so there were a lot of things that we covered. But it was fun to shoot.”
Previously, Sonali featured in Himesh Reshammiya’s ‘The Xpose’ and Salman Khan’s reality show ‘Bigg Boss’.