The director of ‘Raees’, Rahul Dholakia has expressed he sadness at the online leak of his latest film.

The film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan, has been the subject of online piracy, with many people sharing the film on their smartphones.

Dholakia said, “Depressing and heartbreaking to see people watching on phones and online (pirated) when the film is made for big screen experience.” “And so, I would like to thank all those of you who went to the theatres and saw the movies, multiple times.”

Prior to ‘Raees’, films like ‘Sultan’, ‘Udta Punjab’ and Great Grand Masti’ had leaked online before their official cinema releases.