Mumbai, Aug 15:
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says watching a film like “Manjhi – The Mountain Man” on a small laptop doesn’t justify the purpose of watching a movie of that huge scale and depth.
Interacting with journalists during the film’s promotion, Nawazuddin was asked about business getting hit due to the film’s leak.
“All I can say is that, a story and a film like this cannot be watched on a small laptop. A story where there is a mountain and a person is standing in front of it, the depth of such a visual can’t be seen on a small laptop screen. So it’s my sincere request to people who have already seen the film that they come to the theatres to watch it again,” he said.
“The pleasure can be felt only on the big screen. The film will make you cry and laugh and crack all your emotions and that’s why you should watch it on the big screen,” he said.
The full version of the film was leaked online a week back. Nawazuddin said Viacom 18, the film’s distributors, were handling all legal matters related to the incident.
Director Ketan Mehta echoed Nawazuddin’s views.
“The film has a huge scale and if people prefer to watch such a film on their laptops, then I don’t know what to say. The experience of such a film is best felt on the big screen. All I want to say is that we have made the film with a lot of passion and now we only hope is that the film reaches the audience.”
The film, which also stars Radhika Apte, releases on August 21.