Man admitted to hospital after he tries "Baahubali" stunt with elephant

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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. The boy is said to have been trying to recreate a scene from Indian blockbuster Baahubali where the hero in the film runs up an elephant's trunk onto its back.

A teenager has learned who not to pick on after he tried to climb up an elephant's trunk.

Dressed in a white shirt and lungi, John saw the lone elephant while passing by the area with his friends on a scooter around 3 pm on Sunday, The News Minute reported.

This video has gone viral on social media with as many as 88,857 views on YouTube as of now.

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'First, they brought some fruits from a nearby shop and tried to befriend the elephant. He feeds the hungry tusker more fruits and then, holds its tusks and proceeds to kiss the animal.

A friend can be heard saying in the video: "Don't go near the elephant. The elephant will get mad", one of the men says.

In the next few seconds of the video, the man is seen lying in the ground unconscious. Jinu was admitted to the hospital for treatment following the incident. The incident happened in Peringassery in the hilly district of Idukki in Kerala and was broadcast live on the victim's Facebook.