BH CORRESPONDENT, Chennai: South superstar Kamal Haasan and actor Kajal Aggarwal had a narrow escape on the set of Tamil film Indian 2 on the outskirts of Chennai when a crane crashed and claimed the lives of three technicians and left nearly 10 injured at EVP Film City.
The incident took place on February 19 at around 9.30 pm. Lyca Productions have identified those have been killed as Krishna (assistant director), Chandran (art assistant) and Madhu (production assistant). The production company also took to social media to express their condolences. Haasan has offered to compensate each family of the victims with an amount of Rs. 1 crore each.
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) February 19, 2020
Haasan, who is acting in the sequel to director Shankar’s 1996 Tamil film, also went to the hospital to check on the injured. In Tamil, the actor tweeted, “I have lost three of my colleagues. My heartfelt condolences to them.”
Meanwhile, Kajal is in utter shock too. “Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected,untimely loss of my colleagues from lastnight.Krishna,Chandran and Madhu.Sending love,strength and my deepest condolences to your families.May god give strength in this moment of desolation. #Indian2 @LycaProductions,” she tweeted.
In another tweet, costume designer Amritha Ram, who was on the location, mentioned how Haasan, Kajal and she were just seconds away from being injured in the ghastly mishap.
Providential escape from the ghastly mishap .Literally 10secs away from being crushed under.fortunate Kamal sir ,Kajal n me who were right under are safe #count your blessings our crushed canopy under the crane . we are #safe RIP our fellow mates @ikamalhaasan @MsKajalAggarwal pic.twitter.com/LB8SUwZV3l
— amritharam (@amritharam2) February 19, 2020
Rakul Preet Singh, who was seen in Bollywood films such as De De Pyaar De and Aiyaary, also expressed condolences to the family of the deceased. “Shocked to hear about the accident on the set of my film indian 2.. I don’t even know how to process the loss of lives.. my Heart goes out to families of the deceased .. extremely extremely sad,” she tweeted.