The makers of KGF 2 have been despatched a letter objecting to the visible wherein Yash is seen lighting a cigarette and smoking. The teaser of the Prashanth Neel-directorial was launched not too long ago to broad appreciation and it went viral on varied social media platforms very quickly. In the most recent improvement, the Karnataka State Anti-Tobacco Cell has despatched a letter to the director, Yash, producer Vijay Kiragandur and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce objecting to the actual visible. Also Read – Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Dutt Respond To ‘Overwhelming’ Response To KGF 2 Teaser
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As reported by The Hindu, the objected scene violates Section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act 2003. The cell has demanded the deletion of the teaser from varied platforms and the removing of the posters of the movie that present Yash smoking. Also Read – KGF 2 Teaser Breaks YouTube World Record, Will it Beat Baahubali?
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The principal competition is Yash’s super reputation among the many youth because the officers concern that the actor could affect many followers to emulate him together with his ‘macho’ act. The KGF 2 teaser doesn’t embody any statutory warning in opposition to the consumption of tobacco merchandise in your complete clip and that’s one other level of objection. Talking about the identical, an official from the cell talked about, “The law says that a smoking scene can be included in the movie provided there is editorial justification for the same, but an anti-tobacco health spot or messages will have to run as a scroll on the screen during the scene.”
KGF 2 Promotes ‘Cigarette Smoking’
Anti-tobacco activist Vasanthkumar Mysoremath talked in regards to the ‘unhealthy promotion of cigarette smoking’ that Yash appears to be doing within the teaser and the way the scene is completely not-required within the clip. He mentioned that the one factor that scene does is to ‘encourage the youths to imitate their hero’ which is deplorable. He was quoted as saying, “Yash should have refused to portray himself as a habitual smoker knowing fully well that he has brigades of youth that follow him and may like to imitate his macho acts in his films.”
KGF 2 Makers Repeat The Same Mistake They Did in KGF Chapter 1
Earlier, throughout the launch of KGF Chapter 1, the activists had objected to the smoking scenes that violated the provisions of COTPA 2003 and the makers had made a couple of modifications to the ultimate print of the movie. However, making the identical errors once more is unlucky and it reveals ‘smoking being glorified’, mentioned Mysoremath.
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