Punjabi singer turned actor, Amrinder Gill has filed a complaint with police after the trailer of his upcoming film ‘Love Punjab’ was abruptly removed from YouTube.
The Indian Express reports Gill alleging sabotage ahead of the film’s release on 11th March. Apparently, the trailer was uploaded on 20th February on the online video website, however, it disappeared on 29th February – with an error saying copyright infringement۪ as claimed by one Rajwinder Singh Kakda.
Karaj Gill, brother of Amrinder Gill, told The Indian Express, Rajwinder is a lyricist for one of our songs in the film. When we contacted him, he said that the email id, with which the request was sent to YouTube claiming copyright infringement, was not his. We sent a request to YouTube and our trailer was back on March 2 but on the same day, the official Facebook page of Amrinder Gill was hacked and laced with abuses. More than 14 lakh viewers who were watching our trailer on YouTube and almost 5 lakh people who were on our Facebook were affected. The film may suffer financially because of this.
Karaj also referred to the box office clash with another Punjabi film ‘Ardaas’, which hits theatres on the same day. Karaj said, We know it is the handiwork of some people within the industry. We would not like to name anyone till police investigation is completed but this is unacceptable. It is on March 11 that another Punjabi film is slated for release but this is no way to compete. The police complaint has been filed because we want to know who dictated these cheap tactics.