Three people were killed and ten injured on the set of Kamal Haasan's film, Indian 2, after a crane on which they were sitting crashed to the ground.
The accident happened on the set of Indian 2 at EVP Film City in Poonamallee, Chennai.
At least three film crew members were killed and 10 injured on Wednesday night after a crane collapsed on the set of Kamal Haasan’s upcoming movie Indian 2. The accident happened on the set at EVP Film City in Poonamallee, Chennai.
Indian 2 actor Kamal Haasan confirmed the news on 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."
Film crew members who were injured have been admitted in a hospital.
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"
Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who was present on the set at the time of the accident, on Thursday morning took to Twitter and wrote, "Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected, untimely loss of my colleagues from last night. 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
She added, "In so much shock, denial, trauma from the monstrous crane accident last night. All it took was a fraction of a second to stay alive and type this tweet. Just that one moment. Gratitude. So much learning and appreciation for the value of time and life."
Indian 2 producers Lyca Productions also issued a statement. It read, "No words could ease what we truly feel. We are extremely saddened with the unfortunate accident that happened at the sets of Indian 2 yesterday (19th Feb 2020). We have lost 3 of our most hardworking technicians - Krishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant) and Madhu (Production assistant). Our deepest condolences to their family members. May their soul rest in peace."
A crane fell on the set of Indian 2.
The accident happened during the shooting of Indian 2 at EVP Film City in Poonamallee, Chennai.
EVP Film City has seen several such unfortunate incidents in the past. It is worth noting that an elderly electrician was seriously injured when a focus light atop 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.