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Tamil star Vishal injured while shooting for a chase sequence in Turkey


The accident happened when Vishal took an unexpected turn and was tossed along with his quad bike, much to the shock of the crew.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Well-known Tamil film star Vishal, who is currently shooting for an as-yet-untitled project with director Sundar C, was injured while shooting for a chase sequence in Turkey.

The accident occurred when Vishal was filming an action-packed chase sequence involving a four-wheeled bike in Cappadocia in the Eurasian country.

According to a statement released by the film's makers, the accident occurred when Vishal took an unexpected turn and was tossed along with his bike, much to the shock of the crew.

Following the accident, Vishal was rushed to hospital where he was treated for a severe injury to his leg.

Actor Vishal with his arm and leg swathed in bandages

The film, which is being produced on a huge budget by R Ravindran of Trident Arts, also stars Tamannaah Bhatia and Aishwarya Lakshmi and marks the latter's debut in Tamil cinema.

In September last year, speaking to The Times of India newspaper, Aishwarya had said: “I play a lovable, family-girl type of role in the film. I have been waiting for a sweet role like this to [make my] debut in Tamil, and I’m glad to be debuting with Sundar C sir’s film.

The principal shooting of the film, which marks the third collaboration between Vishal and Sundar C, began last week in Turkey where the makers have planned to shoot for 50 days.

Actor Jagapathi Babu, who has predominantly worked in Telugu films and was last seen in Tamil in Ajith’s Viswasam (2019), has been roped in to play the antagonist.

Vishal is currently awaiting the release of Tamil actioner Ayogya (2019), remake of the Telugu film Temper (2015). He plays a cop in the film, which also stars Raashi Khanna. Temper's Hindi remake, Simmba (2018), was released in the last week of December 2018 with Ranveer Singh in the lead and became a big hit.