Film ‘Mimi’ director Laxman Utekar said in an interview that he and his team were stunned when they came to know that the film was leaked on the pirated platform four days before its scheduled release. Kriti Sanon is in the lead role in the film. The film was earlier scheduled to release on July 30. However, on Monday evening, the film got leaked on the Illegal streaming platform. Hours after the news of the leak made headlines, producers Dinesh Vijan and Kriti Sanon announced that they have decided to release the film four days early. Within hours of the leak, Mimi was streaming on Netflix and Jio Cinema.
Laxman Utekar said, “I feel sad because we have worked hard on the film. It took us two years to make Mimi. We waited a long time for the theaters to open, but the situation forced us to release this film on OTT. Forced. We were satisfied that it would be seen by the audience, (no matter the medium). We were stunned after what happened on Monday. It makes us wonder if we should be more careful Could have been.”
Dinesh and Kriti had announced via social media that the film would release soon. Dinesh said the early release is a gift for Kriti, who celebrates her birthday on July 27. Dinesh had further said, “Just like babies are born premature, our film may also come soon.” Kriti shared the video of the live stream on her social media account with a caption that read, “Mimi Streaming Now!!! Mimi went into labor early! Our baby can’t wait to see you all!!! “