Writer and Director, BVS Ravi came out in public to thank people for watching his Jawaan movie with Sai Dharam Tej and he also talked emotionally about how piracy is affecting his movie and the movie business in general.
He said, "I am thankful to each and every individual who watched our Jawaan, in theatres. I wrote this story over two years and spent 24 hrs with the actor to understand his body language after he accepted the story. With his insistence, I was able to find a producer and finally, made the film you're watching. I am not worried about reviews as I did not consider them much but the biggest thing that is hurting our business is piracy."
He continued, "I got messages from various sources that high quality prints of our film are played on buses and also, many are finding downloadable prints within few hours of release. This is killing our business and I am worried people are unable to understand the real threat behind all this. Every person and industry who work hours together get utmost respect but somehow, we film Industry, fail to gather good recognition or respect from society.
"Even we work hard as them, in fact we won't even care about sleep while working. A producer works on 10 to 20% profits and they bring money from financiers by putting their future at risk. This is our bread and butter, please don't abuse our hard work like this,"pleaded the director.