The last rites of Uday and Anil Raghav, who lost their lives after getting drowned in Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, 35 km west of Bengaluru, were performed on Thursday, November 10. Many celebrities paid their last respects and mourned the untimely death of the actors.
Yash was one of the prominent stars who reached the crematorium. The Santhu Straight Forward actor was seen consoling Duniya Vijay, who could not control his emotions after the body of Anil was set on fire.
Duniya Vijay rested his head on Yash's shoulders and his emotions were captured on camera. This touching video has now gone viral. In less than 10 hours, the clip on YouTube received over 41,000 hits. Actor Rangayana Raghu is also seen in the video.
Meanwhile, Duniya Vijay, director Nagashekhar and stunt director Ravi Verma have been banned from Kannada film industry until further notice. The Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce took the tough call following the deaths of the two budding actors.
Uday and Anil Raghav were the villains in the upcoming movie, Masti Gudi. They were part of the dangerous climax sequence, which also involved the hero, Duniya Vijay. All the three jumped from the height of about 100 feet from a helicopter into the reservoir.
While Vijay was given a life jacket, Uday and Anil Raghav were not provided any safety equipments although they said before commencing the shoot that they were not good swimmers and were taking a chance.
Finally, Duniya Vijay was rescued while the other two went missing after they jumped into the lake. Many teams carried out search operations for the missing bodies. They were finally recovered in a highly decomposed state.
Initial investigation has revealed that negligence of the Masti Gudi team regarding safety measures cost the lives of the two budding actors. A suo moto case has been lodged against the film unit of Masti Gudi by the Thippagondanahalli reservoir superintendent at Tavarekere police station.