From dance steps to dialogues, we all have tried copying different scenes from the movies. However, a man took ‘copying’ to another level as he tried to smuggle goods. Inspired by the movie Pushpa: The Rise, the thief attempted smuggling red sandalwood into his truck.

That’s right!

The accused, identified as Yaseen Inayatullah, was attempting to smuggle red sandalwood via the Karnataka-Andhra border. Although he didn’t have any trouble in Andhra Pradesh, the police nabbed him near the Maharashtra border and seized red sandalwood worth ₹2.45 crores.

To hide the red sandalwood, he placed the boxes of fruits and vegetables on top of the smuggled goods. In order to reduce the suspicion, he had also put a sticker of COVID-19 essential products on his truck. 

However, his luck ran out as he was arrested by police when he crossed the border and entered the Gandhi Chowk area at Meera Nagar in the Sangli district of Maharashtra.


Netizens couldn’t calm and here’s how they reacted:

For the uninitiated, Pushpa: The Rise is a Telugu action drama that revolves around a red sandalwood smuggler. Directed by Sukumar, the movie features Allu Arjun in the titular role alongside Fahadh Faasil and Rashmika Mandanna.