A Kerala man's attempt to imitate a popular scene from SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali', where Young Rebel star Prabhas tames an elephant, went horribly wrong as the jumbo animal did not like the intimacy with which the man was hugging and kissing it.
Currently the man is in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital struggling for his life after his attempt to mount an elephant like ‘Baahubali’ . The incident happened in Peringassery in the hilly district of Idukki in Kerala and was broadcast live on the victim’s Facebook.
Dressed in a white shirt and lungi, Kerala Youth, identified as Jinu John, who was said to be drunk, was seen approaching the elephant and trying to befriend it by feeding him Banana fruits. He then holded the pachyderm’s tusks, steps on its trunk and attempted to clamber up. The animal, who was friendly initially, finally decided to retaliate with a show of strength of its own, by flinging the man in the air like a rubber ball. The youth landed awkwardly a fair distance away and was found unconscious.
The incident happened on Sunday, but came to light as his friends were broadcasting the stunt on Facebook. The video has gone viral and is being shared widely on social media platforms.
In Baahubali, Prabhas jumps on top of the elephant using the animal’s trunk as a stepping stone. The awe-inspiring scene was done with under a lot of supervision.