Before attempting the stunt, his friends can be seen luring the elephant, which was chained up, with some leaves. He has since been hospitalised.
In Thodupuzha, Kerala, a young man's attempt to imitate an iconic scene from Baahubali 2 went horribly wrong in an awfully close shave with an angry elephant.
According to a report, the fan went live from his Facebook account, and the incident occurred on November 13 at 3 pm. The elephant was more than happy to munch on some fresh bananas and fruits.
Then the man suddenly grabs the jumbo's tusks and tries to "kiss" its trunk. Don't go! Don't go!
"Don't do it, you are drunk, don't do it".
Ignoring his friend's warnings, the man manages to give the elephant a quick peck.
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. It makes for a truly disturbing sight.
'The overenthusiastic teenager thought he had become very friendly with the tusker by offering him some food.
Remember the larger-than-life scene in Baahubali: The Conclusion where Prabhas walks on the trunk of the elephant to rise on top.