Bollywood actor Kamal Haasan who is currently shooting for Indian 2 has recently had a narrow escape from the freak accident on Wednesday (February 19) night.
Reportedly, a crane fell on technicians leaving three people (Sri Krishna, Madhu and Chandran) dead and 12 people injured in the accident.
Lyca Productions, who is bankrolling the big-budget project, took to social media to confirm the news and offered their condolences. According to their tweet, Krishna (assistant director), Chandran (art assistant) and Madhu (production assistant) were killed in the accident. Reportedly, Krishna is the son-in-law of popular cartoonist Madhan.
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) February 19, 2020
Indian 2 shooting accident
In his tweet made on Thursday, the actor mentioned how this is the most horrific incidents he has witnessed in his entire film career so far. The actor’s tweet that was made in the Tamil language read, “Today’s accident is the most horrific I have seen in my film career. I have lost three colleagues but my pain pales in comparison to the grief of those who have lost their loved ones. My deepest sympathies to them.” (sic)
Haasan also mentioned that he visited those who are admitted to the hospital and is keeping a constant check on their health. The actor said, “I have met those in the hospital and have also spoken to the doctors and with my strong hope that the injured will recover soon I await the dawn of tomorrow.”
Kamal Haasan also donated Rs 1 crore each to the families of the deceased. “On my behalf, I am donating Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased and this is what I can do now. This is not the compensation for what we have lost. Some of them are very poor people. Three years back, I was in an accident. I know how difficult it is to recover from an accident like this. Of the three, only one could probably afford,” Haasan said at the press meet.
Actors Rakul Preet Singh and Kajal Aggarwal, who are part of Indian 2, also expressed grief.
Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected,untimely loss of my colleagues from lastnight.Krishna,Chandran and Madhu.Sending love,strength and my deepest condolences to your families.May god give strength in this moment of desolation. #Indian2 @LycaProductions
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 20, 2020
Shocked to hear about the accident on the set of my film indian 2.. I don’t even know how to process the loss of lives.. my Heart goes out to families of the deceased .. extremely extremely sad 😔
— Rakul Singh (@Rakulpreet) February 20, 2020
Meanwhile Nazarethpet police registered a case under IPC sections 304(A) (causing death due to negligence), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery) against Lyca Productions, the crane operator and the crane owner.