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After the tragic incident in which three youth died while putting up banners to celebrate the birthday of ‘KGF 2’ actor Yash, the latter met with the family of the deceased trio and also urged fans not to not endanger their lives for his sake.

The actor had, on Monday, met with the families of the fans who got electrocuted.

Addressing reporters, he said, “If you wish me wholeheartedly, from wherever you are, that is the best gesture for me. Tragic incidents like these make me fear my own birthday. This is not how you show fandom. Please don’t show your love like this. I want to request you all. Don’t hang banners, don’t do bike chases, and take dangerous selfies; my intention is for all of my audience and fans is to grow in life as I do. If you are a true fan of mine, then do your work diligently, dedicate your life to yourself and be happy and successful. You are the ones who mean everything to your families, you should aim to make them proud,” he said.

On Yash’s birthday on January 8, his fans planned to install his cutout at Ambedkar Nagar of the village in the middle of the night.

During installation, the huge cutout hit the electric wire and electrocuted the youth who was holding the cutout. As a result, three youths died on the spot.

“I don’t like to demonstrate popularity by exhibiting the love of my fans. I will always keep the showcasing to a minimum even if my fans are upset about it. But my intention is not to disappoint anyone. If you respect me, then be responsible first. Parents are waiting for you at home. It is not about monetary support that one can extend, but we cannot bring back the dead,” the ‘KGF’ actor said.

He further added that this year he is not celebrating his birthday due to the rise in Covid cases.” This year, I didn’t want to celebrate my birthday because Covid cases are rising. There shouldn’t be any harm from our end. That’s why I kept it simple and decided to celebrate only with my family,” he said.

When asked if he would provide financial aid and support to the bereaved families, he said that he certainly will, but didn’t disclose any details.

The incident took place at the Surangi village in Lakshmeshwar taluk of the district.

The deceased persons have been identified as Hanamanta Harijan (21), Murali Nadavinamani (20), Naveen Ghazi (19). Three more were seriously injured and have been admitted to Lakshmeshwar Hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred in the jurisdiction of Lakshmeshwar police station.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Yash will be next seen in ‘Toxic: A Fairy Tale of Grown-ups’. Helmed by Geetu Mohandas, the film is all set to hit theatres on April 10, 2025.

The film is touted to be an action-oriented film set against the backdrop of the drug mafia.