CM downloads pirated video of PK, sparks controversy

CM downloads pirated video of PK, sparks controversy
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CM Downloads Pirated Video of PK, Sparks Controversy. Before he made actor Aamir Khan\'s controversial PK tax fee in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav downloaded the film to watch it, leading to a furore against the alleged piracy on Twitter.

Before he made actor Aamir Khan's controversial PK tax fee in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav downloaded the film to watch it, leading to a furore against the alleged piracy on Twitter.

Speaking at a press conference to highlight the achievements of his government, Akhilesh said on Wednesday, "People had been telling me for many days to watch PK. I downloaded it a few days ago, but only found the time to watch it last night. I liked it immediately and decided to make it tax-free so that more people can watch it."

The Chief Minister's Office claimed Akhilesh had subscribed to a valid download facility. "#UPCM #Akhileshyadav has licensed @UFOMoviez digifacility to download & watch movies. Controversy around pirated download is unwarranted," a tweet by the Uttar Pradesh administration said. However, it is not yet clear if a film still running in theatres could be downloaded even commercially.

The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film has raised the heckles of the saffron brigade with the Bajrang Dal and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leading demonstrations against its screening at various places in the country for allegedly insulting Hindu deities.

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