According to a source, the leak might have happened from the Gulf.
"The leaked clip features Arabic subtitles too. Hence, it must have originated from the Gulf. The team is trying to find the source of the leak," a source told IANS.
The two-minute scene features Rajinikanth exiting from a prison.
Meanwhile, superstar Rajinikanth along with his daughter Aishwarya watched the special screening of the film in Virginia (US) on Wednesday.
Directed by Pa. Ranjith, the film features Rajinikanth as a don fighting for Tamils in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, several companies in Chennai and Bengaluru have declared holidays on July 22 for the release of the film. Bangalore-based Opus Waterproofing and Chennai-based Fyndus India Pvt Ltd have hit the headlines with their consideration towards Thalaiva fans. However, Fyndus went a step ahead in providing free tickets for a chosen few to contain piracy.
An employee from Opus said, "This was an internal company circulation which was sent out on Sunday. I could feel the eagerness in my employees, so instead of dealing with mass bunks and mobile switch offs, I came up with the idea of declaring a holiday on July 22 and be a part of the celebration. It would also serve as a motivation to my employees. Like Diwali bonus, we treated them to Kabali bonus."
Twitter went abuzz with the employees of these companies, thanking them for their consideration while others get amused.