Malayalam actor Kunchacko Boban and Rima Kallingal escaped a boat accident while shooting. The boat in which the duo were travelling capsized unexpectedly while they were shooting in the backwaters of Alapuzha for a song sequence for their upcoming movie "Chirakodinja Kinavaukal".
The actors were seen swimming soon after the boat sunk. The onlookers, besides fishermen in their boats, immediately rushed towards the spot and saved them from what could have been a fatal incident. Both the actors escaped without any injuries.
The boat in which Kunchako and Rima were travelling was made exclusively in the shape of a paper boat for shooting purpose. The actress later shared the news as well as the video on her Facebook page.
"A thousand thanks to the wonderful crew of our movie and the awesome people of our security wing from Alapuzha who rushed in to help us. Well.. alls well that ends well!!," wrote Rima on her Facebook page.
"Chirakodinja Kinavukal" title is inspired from the novel written by Sreenivasan's character in the 1996 Mammootty starrer "Azhakiya Ravanan". The character, Ambujakshan, is a self-proclaimed novelist who wishes to make a film based on his book, but eventually fails to find a producer.
Meanwhile, Kunchacko Boban will play double role; one of an NRI from the UK and another one of a tailor. Directed by Santhosh Vishwanathan, the film is touted as a complete comedy entertainer.
The film will also see Rima and Kunchacko pairing for the first time. The star cast includes Sreenivasan, Joy Mathew, Murali Gopi, Srinda, Edavela Babu, Jacob Gregory and Sunil Sukhada.
"Chirakodinja Kinavukal" is being produced by Listin Stephen under the banner of Magic Frames. He has previously produced "Traffic", "Chappa Kurish", "Ustad Hotel" and "How Old Are You".