KOLLYWOOD: In tragic circumstances three film crew staffers, from Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie Indian 2, were killed on set on Wednesday evening.The accident occurred on the sets of EVP Film City in Chennai.
Kajal Aggarwal and director Shankar were also present along with Haasan when the accident took place. However, none of them were hurt as they were located at away from where the crane came crashing down.
Haasan confirmed the sad news on social media site, Twitter. He tweeted, “Despite the fact that I have been through many accidents, today’s was the most horrific one I have been through. I have lost three of my colleagues. More than my pain, their families’ grief is more worse. I will be a part of their family and share their grief. My deepest condolences to them.”
Tamil news channel Thanthi TV reported that a crane, holding massive stadium lights 50 feet above ground level, fell on the shoot spot, killing the film crew staffers with others suffering injuries.
In another tweet, Kamal wrote, “I have spoken to the doctors of those who were injured. Proper first aid was promptly carried out. Let’s spend the night hoping that the injured recover well”
EVP Film City has seen several incidents in the past when an electrician was seriously injured when a focus light on a crane dropped on him during the shooting of actor Vijay’s film Bigil.
Indian 2 is a sequel to Shankar’s 1996 vigilante drama Indian. It is being bankrolled by Lyca Productions.