The makers of the film have now filed a complaint with the Cyber Crime Cell department of the Mumbai Police. Also, the actors are requesting their fans to say no to piracy. Shahid Kapoor wrote, ''Blood and sweat of many in this film. It's been your battle as much as ours. Now is the time you can show it. Watch Udta Punjab in theatres. It's a film from the heart made for you all. And now it's in your hands. Make it count, you all. Love and gratitude.''
Alia Bhatt tweeted, ''Guys please please do not waste 2 years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.. Please watch Udta Punjab only in theatres. It's the worst feeling to know that your film has been messed with beforehand & your computer will be attacked with a virus if you do try..''