There is no doubt that the K.G.F: Chapter 2 mania has swept the country, as the film grossed over Rs 645 crore at the box office in less than a week.
Manchester City, the English football team, became the newest member of the KGF 2 fan club on Wednesday.
The football club, affectionately known as Man City by its fans, posted a photo on Instagram of its three star players—Kevin De Bruyne, lkay Gündoan, and Phil Foden—with the words ‘K.G.F, Kevin Gundo Foden’ written plainly on the shot. ‘Our very own KGF!’ said the football club in the caption.
Within hours, the post had received over 1.3 lakh likes and 4,000 comments. ‘This is why we enjoy this club so much. ‘Your love and respect for the fans is very commendable,’ wrote one Instagram user under the photo.
Farhan Akhtar, whose production company Excel Entertainment is distributing the Hindi dubbed version of KGF 2 in North India, remarked on the post, ‘Brilliant.’
Later, in his Instagram story, Akhtar retweeted Man City’s post, writing, ‘When your team and film discover each other.’ On their official Twitter account, Excel Entertainment also tweeted a screenshot of Man City’s KGF 2 post.
The period action film is on track to become India’s seventh highest-grossing film of all time. According to experts, the Kannada film, which has also been dubbed in Telugu, Hindi, Tamil, and Malayalam, will soon surpass the box office collection of Bahubali 2.