Has KGF Chapter 2 Smoking Scene In Teaser Irked The Health Department?

KGF Chapter 2 irked the Karnataka health department contending that the smoking scene violated Section 5 of the COTPA 2003.

The much-awaited K.G.F Chapter 2 had received millions of praises on the internet for its fantastic teaser released on Youtube on January 7th. The film directed by Prashanth Neel with just a simple teaser had fans go crazy as the view on the film’s teaser kept increasing.

In the teaser of K.G.F 2, there is a smoking scene where popular Kannada actor Yash who is playing the role of the Main lead Rocky Bhai is seen smoking. Because of this scene, the Karnataka health department has issued a notice to Yash.

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Contending that the visuals showing the actor smoking a cigarette violated Section 5 of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products 2003, also known as COTPA 2003. Normally if any film has a smoking scene a warning sign should be displayed on the screen saying, “Smoking is injurious to health”. The production had failed to put up any such warning sign which landed them in this trouble.

Yash is one of the most sensational actors and has a huge fan following his actions can lead to many of his fans to set on the wrong path. It becomes extremely necessary for the actor to make sure that the scene in his movie K.G.F Chapter 2 does not motivate any of his fans and followers to set on a wrong path.

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Hence the Karnataka health department has decided to seek deletion of the teaser from online platforms and also removal of posters of the film that promote smoking. And as we are speaking on the issue the scene has gone viral on various online platforms.

A letter of objecting to the KGF Chapter 2 teaser smoking scene has also been despatched to the film’s director Prashant Neel, Yash, producer Vijay Kiragandur, and the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. The film’s teaser has had huge hype and now netizens are waiting for the movie eagerly after the huge success of KGF Chapter 1 which was released in 2018.

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