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Crane accident on the sets of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 leaves 3 dead, 10 injured

It was providential escape for Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal and costume designer Amritha Ram, who were seconds away from being crushed.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

An unfortunate accident on the sets on Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 sets on Wednesday night left three dead and 10 injured when a crane with a heavy-duty light came crashing down.

As per a statement released by the makers of the movie Lyca Productions, the deceased were identified as assistant director Krishna (rumoured to be very close to Shankar), art assistant Chandran and production assistant Madhu.

As per costume designer Amritha Ram, who was present on location, it was providential escape for herself, Kamal Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal who were, in her words, seconds away from being crushed.

Amritha took to Twitter and wrote: “Providential escape from the ghastly mishap. Literally ten seconds away from being crushed under. Fortunate Kamal sir, Kajal and I who were right under are safe.”

Indian 2, which is being bankrolled by Lyca Productions, also stars Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, Bobby Simhaa and Priya Bhavani Shankar in key roles.

The team recently completed the second schedule after canning an action sequence worth Rs40 crore in Bhopal, Madhya Pradhesh. National award-winning stunt choreographer Peter Hein was roped in to oversee this action episode. 

Roughly around 2,000 junior artistes participated in the Bhopal schedule. The team recently also shot in Gwalior as well where they filmed some crucial scenes. 

The first poster of Indian 2, which marks the reunion of Shankar after two decades, was unveiled on the occasion of Pongal earlier this year. After wrapping up major shooting portion in India, the team plans to travel to Taiwan to shoot key scenes of the movie.