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KGF 2: Hyderabad teen smokes entire pack of cigarette inspired by Yash’s Rocky Bhai; rushed to hospital

Also starring Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Prakash Raj and Srinidhi Shetty, the movie is now available on Amazon Prime Video.

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 03.55 AM, May 29, 2022

KGF 2:  Hyderabad teen smokes entire pack of cigarette inspired by Yash’s Rocky Bhai; rushed to hospital

Yash’s KGF: Chapter 2 was one of the most-anticipated movies of the year, and it has delivered big at the box office. The movie and its lead, Rocky, have driven audiences to the theatres and are also a massive pop culture figure in the country today. 

While we know larger than life heroes such as Rocky Bhai can inspire thousands of viewers, it has now inspired one teen towards a dangerous path. In this case of following gone wrong, a 15-year-old teen in Hyderabad reportedly smoked entire packs of cigarettes after watching the movie. This was also the very first time that he had smoked and soon started feeling sick, developing a severe cough and throat ache before he was rushed to a hospital. 

“Movies are a highly influencing element of our society, and it is important movie makers and actors have a moral responsibility to not glamourize acts like smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco or consuming alcohol”, Pulmonologist Dr Rohit Reddy told ANI.

KGF: Chapter 2, which is helmed by Prashanth Neel, has already set a long list of records at the box office, including its Hindi version. KGF: Chapter 2 also became just the second movie since Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, to mint Rs. 1000 crore at the domestic box office. The movie hit theatres on April 14 and received glowing reviews. 

“If you thought that KGF: Chapter 1 was an extended showreel of hero worship, Chapter 2 takes that to another level. Right from his intro scene when he arrives in KGF in a chopper, to the end, Chapter 2 has Yash in pretty much every frame and if he ain’t there, whoever is has enough to say about Rocky Bhai that you almost feel his presence.” reads the movie’s review on OTTplay. 

The movie also stars Sanjay Dutt, Raveena Tandon, Srinidhi Shetty and Prakash Raj in important roles. The period action entertainer is now available to rent on Amazon Prime Video in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.