PETALING JAYA: Actress Ayda Jebat is disappointed with a moviegoer who broadcast her latest film Pinjamkan Hatiku over Facebook Live.
The film’s production companies, Nuansa and Aurawhite Global, filed a police report against the individual on Dec 1 and the video has since been removed.
“I hope more can be done to raise awareness that it’s a crime for moviegoers to record films in the cinema and broadcast it,” said Ayda, 25.
“At the same time, I wonder why there seems to be no repercussions for those who do such a thing,” she added during an interview.
Ayda hopes that the effort to fight such illegal recordings of movies will not just end with a police report.
“The film industry can’t grow if it keeps allowing this to happen.
“Further action and strict laws need to be implemented so moviegoers would think twice before doing an illegal recording in the cinema,” she said.
This has happened to two other Malaysian films recently. In August, filmgoers did the same with Kau Yang Satu and Abang Long Fadil 2.
Pinjamkan Hatiku, a romantic drama starring Ayda and Shaheizy Sam, was released on Nov 30.
In a cover story interview with Star2, Ayda described the making of the film as the most challenging work in her career so far.
“It was emotionally and physically exhausting.
“What kept me going was knowing everyone was working hard and hoping that our efforts would pay off,” she said.
Ayda is a former Akademi Fantasia contestant who overcame her elimination heartbreak to become one of the hottest singer-actresses in the entertainment scene.
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