In a shocking development, a mishap on the sets of Shankar's upcoming movie Indian 2 has reportedly killed a few and injured as many as 10 people. The director of the movie has also suffered a serious injury in the incident, say Tamil TV channels.
According to the reports, three people have been killed after the light set-up on an 150-feet crane fell on the crew at the specially-erected sets at EVP Film City. Director Shankar reportedly had a narrow escape, while two of his assistants were killed in the incident. [Crawl down to see the pics shared by netizens]
Also, 10 people on the sets have been injured and were taken to the hospital with the help of Kamal Haasan, who was reportedly on the spot when the mishap occurred at around 9.30 pm on Wednesday, 19 February.
The team has been filming important portions for a while. However, the news has not been officially confirmed by the makers, yet.
Kamal Haasan's Indian 2 is a mega-budget movie funded by Lyca Productions. The movie is made in multiple languages. The shooting was commenced in January 2018, but it got delayed due to some issues.
The film has Kajal Aggarwal playing the female lead. Siddharth and Rakul Preet Singh are enacting important roles in the movie.
#Indian2 mishap: The lighting truss attached to a crane suddenly crashed. With 100s of tons in weight, the ppl who died on the spot were just crushed to death?? Quite a few injured badly— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) February 19, 2020
The ppl (including some main team members) who escaped, literally had to run for safety?
#Indian2 mishap update : The blue tent is where camera monitor is placed, that is where the director and assistant directors monitor the output .— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) February 19, 2020
The crane just fell right on the tent !! The darkest day for kollywood in recent times !!
2 assistants no more say sources ?. pic.twitter.com/VyyrExV8jI
#Indian2 mishap update : Director @shankarshanmugh sir severely injured , his leg severely fractured.— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) February 19, 2020
Two assistant directors of shankar sir are no more say sources ??? . Awaiting more confirmation. Pic of the crane that fell !! pic.twitter.com/gB60KR8Fgu
#Indian2 - Director @shankarshanmugh sir was so close to the lighting setup and it is a very close miss say unit people. The rope that held the super heavy light that was hanging 150 feet above the ground failed say unit people.— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) February 19, 2020
#Indian2 - Sad sad news coming in, Light setup on an 150 feet crane just fell and has killed more than 1 people say unit people. Many severely injured they also say.— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) February 19, 2020
Sincere prayers !!