Mumbai, Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra has revealed that much-awaited film “3 Idiots”, releasing Friday, will be the first Bollywood film viewers can download legally.
“This is the first film ever that you can actually download and watch on YouTube after 12 weeks from now,” said Chopra.
He said that he planned to release the film on YouTube for those who can’t afford multiplexes.
“I’m providing this facility for those who can’t see it on big screen and watch pirated movies. I just want them to discourage pirated prints. They just need to wait for 12 weeks and after that they can legally download the movie and watch it,” said Chopra.
“Tomorrow if there is a facility to watch movies on mobile phones, the film will be available there but in appropriate time. We can’t harm our theatrical business by releasing at DTH,” he added.
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film stars Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sharman Joshi and Madhavan.