Arun Prasath was the director of the long-delayed film 4G, for which he has been credited as Venkat Pakkar.
Director AV Arun Prasath is killed in a road accident
Mumbai - 16 May 2020 12:15 IST
Upcoming filmmaker AV Arun Prasath was killed in a road accident in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, late last evening. The filmmaker had directed the GV Prakash Kumar-starrer 4G. The film, in which he has been credited as Venkat Pakkar, was to have been his directorial debut but was indefinitely delayed for several reasons.
News of the filmmaker's death was shared by GV Prakash Kumar. The actor-composer expressed deep sorrow on Twitter on Arun Prasath's death, saying, "I am deeply saddened by the demise of my dear friend Venkat Pakkar, who was always filled with positivity. My deep condolences to his friends and family members. I will pray to the almighty for his soul to rest in peace."
எப்போதும் நட்போடும் நம்பிக்கையோடும் பழகும் ஒரு இனிய சகோதரன் என் இயக்குனர் வெங்கட் பாக்கர் சாலை விபத்தில் மரணமடைந்த செய்தி கேட்டு மிகுந்த துயருற்றேன்...— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) May 15, 2020
அவரை இழந்து வாடும் உறவினர்களுக்கும் நண்பர்களுக்கும் என் ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல்..
நண்பரின் ஆன்மா இறைவனடி இளைப்பாறட்டும் @AVArunPrasath 😭 pic.twitter.com/wQvtoYOTTF
AV Arun Prasath began his career by assisting director Shankar on the film I (2015). Shankar expressed shock at the death of his former assistant.
Heartbroken by the sudden demise of the young director and my ex-assistant, Arun. You were always sweet, positive and hardworking. My prayers are forever with you and my deepest condolences to your family and friends.🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZA6kvfcYLj— Shankar Shanmugham (@shankarshanmugh) May 15, 2020
Arun Prasath had announced his first film, 4G, with GV Prakash Kumar in the lead back in 2016. While the shooting began that same year, the film remains unreleased till date.