Actor Yash and the makers of the upcoming movie KGF: Chapter 2 are basking in the glory of its teaser receiving over 132 million views on YouTube since its launch on January 7. The teaser immediately went viral when it was launched on Yash aka Rocky Bhai’s birthday and followers have been head over heels about it. However appears to be like like essentially the most hooted smoking scene in the teaser has truly created drawback for it. The Karnataka health division has issued a showcause discover to Yash, the lead actor of the movie, who performs protagonist Rocky Bhai in the film for the smoking scene.
The teaser has a scene the place Yash blows up a row of vehicles with a machine gun and goes on to mild a cigarette with the barrel of the red-hot gun. Undoubtedly, it was one scene the place individuals clapped and whistled essentially the most. In keeping with the discover, as per the statutory requirement, it’s necessary to show a warning on the display with the caption “Smoking is injurious to health”, however neither the teaser nor the publicity posters show any such message.
“Each the teaser and the posters encourage cigarette smoking,” the discover said and appealed Yash to take steps to take away this teaser from social media platforms.
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“Yash, you’re a heart-throb and you’ve got immense fan following. Your actions mustn’t mislead the kids. We wish you to affix our marketing campaign towards cigarette smoking,” the discover stated. Quickly after the teaser was out on numerous on-line platforms, the Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell had taken exception to the visuals displaying Yash lighting a cigarette.
In its letter to the health division, the cell had contended that the visuals depicting the actor smoking a cigarette violated Part 5 of the Cigarettes and Different Tobacco Merchandise (Prohibition of Commercial and Regulation of Commerce and Commerce, Manufacturing, Provide and Distribution) 2003, additionally known as COTPA 2003, and sought deletion of the teaser from on-line platforms.
“The actor has a big quantity of followers, notably among the many youth. If he smokes (on display), individuals will emulate him. So, we’re asking them to take away the teaser from the net platforms and in addition the posters of the film,” the letter had said.
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A letter objecting the visuals in the teaser has been despatched to director Prashant Neel, Yash, producer Vijay Kiragandur, and the Karnataka Movie Chamber of Commerce. The cell, nevertheless, is just not going to ask the filmmakers to remove the scene from the movie.
KGF: Chapter 2 will launch in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam. Okay.G.F. Chapter 1, which was launched in 2018, had received two Nationwide Awards in 2019 for Greatest Motion and Greatest Particular Results.
(With IANS inputs)