According to reports, a copy of the film was leaked by the infamous piracy site, TamilRockers.
Despite efforts and pleas from the film industry, online piracy has only become more rampant with recent films like Thugs of Hindostan, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi and Total Dhamaal falling victims to it.
Kesari, a period-drama, is Akshay Kumar’s first war film. The movie is about the 1879 Battle of Saragarhi where 21 Sikh soldiers from the 36 Sikh Regiment fought against 10,000 Afghans.
It was also the first time that Akshay Kumar acted opposite Parineeti Chopra.
The film opened to the biggest opening of the year at the Box Office yesterday at Rs 21.50 crore.
Film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the film’s business on Twitter.
#Kesari roars… Sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥… Emerges the biggest opener of 2019 [so far]… After limited shows in morning/noon [#Holi festivities], the biz witnessed massive growth from 3 pm/4 pm onwards… Evening shows saw terrific occupancy… Thu ₹ 21.50 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) March 22, 2019