It was not a nice beginning for the Telugu actress Samantha's U-turn. Before its release, on Thursday, the movie reached the netizens first. The film was leaked on Movierulez, a torrent site just a few hours before its official release. This is not Samatha's first movie, which has seen an unfortunate start, her Tamil flick Seema Raja, too was leaked online first before it hit the theatres. However, the movie was reported to be removed immediately after the leak. 

Online leakages of southern movies have become more common than we think. Rajinikanth's Kaala also had the same fate. 15 seconds of the movie was made available online. A police complaint was also lodged against the accused with Chennai's cyber cell. 

U-turn, which was receiving a positive response from every quarter got a dull opening due to the leak. The Pawan Kumar directorial is a remake of his Kannada remake, which released two years ago. The original movie starred Shraddha Srinath, Dileep Raj and Roger Nayaran in lead roles. However, U-Turn stars Samantha Akkineni in the lead role and Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran and Bhumika Chawla in important roles. 

Samantha has been seeing a smooth run this year, with her Telugu flick, Rangastalam being a blockbuster. Her role in the Savitri biopic also received a good response.