A major accident on the sets of Indian 2 has reportedly claimed three lives and left more than 10 injured.
Reports are doing the rounds that director Shankar had fractured his leg. However, sources close to the director denied this. They said that the filmmaker was checking the lighting for another scene when the accident took place.
The incident took place at EVP Studios, Chennai, around 10 pm last night. Kamal Hassan had a narrow escape from the incident. He took to Twitter to extend his condolences to the victims and their families shortly after the accident.
எத்தனையோ விபத்துக்களை சந்தித்து, கடந்திருந்தாலும் இன்றைய விபத்து மிகக் கொடூரமானது. மூன்று சகாக்களை இழந்து நிற்கிறேன்.எனது வலியை விட
அவர்களை இழந்த குடும்பத்தினரின் துயரம் பன்மடங்கு இருக்கும். அவர்களில் ஒருவனாக அவர்களின் துயரத்தில் பங்கேற்கிறேன்.அவர்களுக்கு என் ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள்
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 19, 2020
“Even though I have been through several accidents the one that happened now is horrific. The pain that I go through of losing three of my colleagues is nothing compared to that of their families. I share their grief as one of them. My deepest condolences to them”, he said.
According to the initial report, a massive crane tipped over and crashed on the movie lot where the crew was seated, watching the scenes on an LED monitor. The aftermath of the disaster was captured in images that surfaced in social media.
— Shabbir Ahmed (@Ahmedshabbir20) February 19, 2020
Sources have informed us that a production assistant, Madhu, 29, assistant director, Krishna, 34 and art assistant Chandran, 60, are the deceased. The official statement has been released by the production house early in the morning.
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) February 19, 2020
Meanwhile, other stars in the movie, actress Rakul Preet Singh and Kajal Agarwal have shared their condolences via Twitter.
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
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
The Varnam team extends our heartfelt condolences to the family members of the deceased.