At least five such posts were found on Quikr, selling tickets in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam. On Saturday, one of them asked for Rs 450 for tickets that cost Rs 50 .
Yet another person asked for Rs 1,000 for three tickets which cost Rs 75 each. (See screenshots) A few others just gave their phone numbers, asking interested parties to contact them if they want tickets for the movie. Benefit show tickets for a few other movies were seen on Olx.in as well.
The action movie, Aagadu, stars Southern heartthrob Mahesh Babu and is produced by 14 Reels Entertainment. Eros International, amongst others, is one of the distributors of the movie. The movie trailers have already received around a million views on YouTube.
Both Olx and Quikr are online classifieds portals where people sell and buy goods and services across mobiles, furniture, electronic items and cars, amongst others. Some even post jobs on these portals.
Olx is backed by a South African parent platform operator, Naspers. Quikr is a Mumbai-based company, with investments from three private equity firms, as well as American giant eBay. Both these companies could not be contacted for comments, immediately.