The disclaimers before films to not perform certain stunts at home are there for a reason.
Baahubali Prabhas type waterfall jump: The disclaimers before films to not perform certain stunts at home are there for a reason. The Indian epic film, Baahubali: The Beginning is brimming with stunts that could (and should) only be performed by the likes of Sivudu and Amarendra. However, a businessman from Mumbai tried to perform this stunt and jumped to his death, according to Bombay Times. Indrapal Patil jumped from a waterfall at the Mahuli Fort in Shahapur, 73 km from Mumbai. The Shahapur police said that the fatal jump was allegedly inspired by Baahubali wherein Sivudu, played by Prabhas, jumps in a cascading waterfall in a song. There has been a spate of such jumps in the waterfall after the historical movie, which became one of the highest grossing Indian films worldwide, according to Bollywood Hungama. According to Mumbai Mirror, this is the second such death in the last two weeks. Police said that they are getting similar reports of injuries as frequently as every two to three days. A police official said that a man died of a heart attack recently while trying to climb up to the source of the waterfall.
The police are, in fact, contemplating making the waterfall a no-entry zone. A police official told the daily, “We can’t let anyone come to the area as we don’t know who will try to imitate the ‘Baahubali jump’. We prefer people missing out on enjoying nature’s beauty than people leaping to their deaths.” Indrapal’s brother has however refuted such claims and said that he must have been pushed by someone playfully or attacked. Senior Police Inspector Mahesh Shetye told the Times of India, “We have done everything, from trying to make people aware to deploying police bandobast. The youngsters find a way of creeping past us. We have written to the forest department to shut the gates that lead to the waterfall.”