The epic teaser of Rocking Star Yash and Prashanth Neel's KGF Chapter 2, which amassed 150+ Million views on YouTube, has now come under the scrutiny of health officials. The teaser showed Rocky Bhai lighting a cigarette after firing the police jeeps single-handedly with a machine gun.
Objecting to this particular scene, the Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell has sent a letter to the director, Yash, producer Vijay Kiragandur and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce demanding the removal of the teaser from YouTube and all other social platforms.
It is legal to use the smoking scene in films, provided that the film unit includes a statutory warning. But the KGF2 teaser lacks any such warning in the entire clip, which became the primary contention for the objection. Officials also feared that this fortuitous act by the film unit might influence the massive fan base of Yash to emulate his macho actions, which might be hazardous to their health.
To those obvious, the anti-tobacco cell has objected to the smoking scenes that violated COTPA 2003 during the release of KGF Chapter 1, but makers did the same mistake and faced the wrath of the officials.