Madaari director Nishikant Kamat has shown support to the makers of Great Grand Masti, which was recently leaked online, and spoke about creating an "eco-system" to fight piracy.
Madaari, which stars internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, was scheduled to be released on 15 July, but it will now release a week later at the behest of the makers of Great Grand Masti.
"I think the film industry needs to be more supportive of each other," Kamat said in a statement.
"While we were apprehensive to shift our date again to 22 July, we felt strongly that the cause of piracy owing to the leak of Great Grand Masti was more crucial, and as creative people we must all support each other and create an eco-system where we hopefully can survive through such tactical ways to fight back things like piracy," he added.
This is the second time that the movie's release date has been altered. Earlier, Madaari was to release alongside megastar Amitabh Bachchan's TE3N on 10 June and then it was pushed to 15 July.
Madaari, which explores a father-son relationship, also features Jimmy Shergill in a pivotal role.