PETALING JAYA, April 17 — Actress Datin Seri Umie Aida lashed out at those sharing her latest film, Dukun, online despite the movie still showing in cinemas.
Saying she had noticed the “screening parties” over the last few days over social media, a frustrated Umie sarcastically called on culprits illegally sharing the movie online to continue their act of sharing the movie online as well as peddling pirated copies of the movie.
“I don’t know what else to say. If that is your satisfaction in how you watch a film, carry on.
“Enjoy the rough cut with no ending! Thank you for killing the film industry,” she vented on Facebook yesterday, in reference to the version of the film that leaked online in February.
Just three days ago, Umie had called on fans to boycott pirated DVD copies of the film after discovering pirated DVD copies up for sale.
Dukun, which began screening two weeks ago, was last announced to have collected RM6.2 million after just four days of screening.
The film, directed by Dain Said which finally made it to the screens after being in cold storage for 12 years, is still enjoying a healthy run in cinemas, despite not being listed in the National Film Development Corporation’s Compulsory Screening Scheme that ensures.
It remains at No 3 of GSC’s top 10 movies, and still has multiple screening slots in TGV.