Three people were killed and more than 10 injured when a crane fell on the set of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2.
Three people were killed on Wednesday night when a crane fell on them on the sets of the Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2, local media reported. The accident happened when the set was being constructed, and as many as 10 people are badly injured.
Kamal Haasan took to Twitter to share the mishap. “I have faced and overcome many accidents, but today’s is the most horrific one. I lost three colleagues. The distress of their family members will be many times greater than my own pain. I share their grief as one of them. My deepest condolences to them,” he wrote.
Initial reports said that director Shankar also fractured a leg, but the rumours were later shot down. The director’s personal assistant Madhu, 29, and assistant director Krishna, 34, died in the accident.
Actor Kamal Haasan rushed to the spot and ensured that the rest of the cast and crew are safe. Haasan arranged for the injured to be taken to the hospital immediately.
The accident happened when a light set-up on top of a crane fell on the crew who were at the spot. The rope that was used to hold up the set-up gave way, say reports.
Director Shankar was working close to the spot, but had a miraculous escape.
Indian 2 is currently being shot at EVP Studios in Chennai. The film, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead role and Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet, Siddharth in pivotal roles, is expected to hit the theatres early 2021.