Tamil Nadu Police to summon Kamal Hassan and Shankar, director of Indian 2, to inquire about the accident on the sets of Indian 2. The horrific accident that took place on Wednesday (February 19) night, claimed the lives of three people and left 12 injured.
The Tamil Nadu Police has also booked Lyca Productions, headed by A Subaskaran, in the freak accident that happened on the sets of Indian 2. They have been booked under sections 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.
Thursday morning, India woke up to the news of an accident on the sets of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2. The accident that occurred on Wednesday night, killed three and left 12 injured. Reportedly, a crane carrying heavily camera equipment fell on some technicians, leaving three people (Sri Krishna, Madhu and Chandran) dead and 12 people injured in the accident. Lead actors Kamal Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal had a narrow escape from the freak accident.
Haasan quickly reacted to the tragedy and instructed the team to rush the injured to the nearest hospital. Later, addressing the press, Haasan stated, “This incident indicates that the safety of the people in cine industry is still questionable. I was talking to my friends today morning and as an industry, we need to take measures to make sure that such incidents do not happen in future. We take pride in saying that a movie is made on so-and-so crore budget and I personally feel ashamed to say that we couldn’t provide safety to the people who work for the film.”
Kamal Haasan also donated Rs 1 crore each to the families of the deceased. “On my behalf, I am donating Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased and this is what I can do now. This is not the compensation for what we have lost. Some of them are very poor people. Three years back, I was in an accident. I know how difficult it is to recover from an accident like this. Of the three, only one could probably afford,” Haasan said at the press meet.
Speaking about Sri Krishna, Haasan said, “He used to work with me as an assistant and it was only yesterday he came up to me and proudly said that he has joined Shankar’s team two days ago. Today, he is no more.” For the uninitiated, Krishna is the son-in-law of popular cartoonist Madhan.
“Accidents do not see rich and poor. It could happen to anyone. In fact, I could have in the mortuary with the three dead souls today. I just had a narrow escape. Four seconds before the accident, director and cameraman moved away from the place. Kajal and I were under the tent which got crushed. If I had moved two inches away from my place, someone else would have been talking to you instead of me. There are accidents waiting to happen and we should see that they do not happen, ” Haasan said about the incident.
Kamal Haasan and director Shankar have visited the Kilpauk Hospital to pay their last respects. As of now, neither Shankar nor Lyca Productions have announced any compensation to the kin of the deceased.
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