Mumbai: Several companies in Bangalore and Chennai have declared Friday (July 22), the day Rajinikanth starred ‘Kabali’ is set to release, a holiday so the employees could enjoy the frenzy and watch the film on the first day.
This action was taken after the news about employees from different companies planning on taking a mass sick leave to catch their favourite superstar’s film’s first-day first show broke out. The company authorities decided to simply declare Friday as a holiday.
As reported by Hindustan Times, Bangalore-based Opus Waterproofing and Chennai-based Fyndus India Pvt Ltd among others took the big step. Not only that, some of these companies also volunteered to give away free tickets in order to evade piracy.
On Tuesday, Manoj Pushparaj of Opus Waterproofing said, “This was an internal company circulation which was sent out on Sunday. I could feel the eagerness in my employees, so instead of dealing with mass bunks and mobile switch offs, I came up with the idea of declaring a holiday on July 22 and be a part of the celebration. It would also serve as a motivation to my employees. Like Diwali bonus, we treated them to Kabali bonus.”
The same day it was reported that Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ found its way online. According to reports, there are several links available to view the film in the Dark Web (overlay networks that use the public Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorisation to access), ahead of its release on July 22.
The makers are trying to keep the matter as hushed as possible and are contacting the concerned authorities to pull down all these unauthorised links to the film.