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Kamal Haasan writes to Indian 2 producer, asks for safety audit on sets


In his letter, the actor questions steps taken by production house to ensure safety on sets; wants details of insurance policy as well. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, in a statement, has called for the safety audit of sets following the recent tragic incident on the sets of Indian 2 (2019), which claimed three lives and left ten injured. 

In the letter to Lyca Productions chairman and founder, A Subaskaran, Haasan questioned the steps taken by the production house to ensure the safety of the artistes, crew and other technicians involved in the shoot, as well as the insurance policy the team has taken.

 

Asking the production house to elaborate on the safety measures to be taken on Indian 2 set, he wrote: “It will restore the confidence of the cast and crew (including me), to report back for the shoot."

He further wrote: "Any loss, cost damage, risk undergone on account of the production team failing to carry out what they ought to have carried out has to be compensated in full and at the earliest."

Haasan pointed out that he was just meters and seconds away from the spot where the crane crashed. "I was just a few seconds and fewer meters away from the spot where the mishap occurred and miraculously escaped from joining the list of fatalities. I can hardly express my trauma and agony in words. Our ability to compensate can and should never be equated to our sense of responsibility," he wrote.  

Haasan and producer Subaskaran have announced compensation of Rs1 crore and Rs2 crore, respectively, to the family of the deceased. 

Indian 2 also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh, Bobby Simhaa and Priya Bhavani Shankar in key roles. The film sees Haasan reuniting with director S Shankar after two decades. 

The first poster of Indian 2 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.