The movie business has been in a state of shock and disbelief because the information of the crane crashing down on the set of Shankar’s Indian 2 and claiming three lives first broke. Whereas three technicians died instantaneously on this horrific accident, 11 extra folks have been injured. Lyca Productions, which is bankrolling the Kamal Haasan-starrer, launched an official assertion expressing their grief over this unlucky accident and recognized the three personnel who misplaced their lives as Krishna (assistant director), Chandran (artwork assistant) and Madhu (manufacturing assistant).

A supply from the manufacturing unit, on situation of anonymity, advised us how this tragedy unfolded, “Shankar was filming a sequence with Kamal and Kajal Aggarwal at EVP Movie Metropolis, when the lighting truss fell from a peak. The technicians have been altering the lighting when the truss acquired dislodged from its bearings and got here crashing down. Three of those that got here underneath the burden of the truss died on the spot, and the others have been instantly rushed to Saveetha Medical Hospital. The crew all the time has an ambulance readily available, and the injured have been taken to the hospital with out dropping a lot time. Shankar, Kamal and Kajal, who have been close to the spot, have been unharmed. The director and his crew have been on the hospital until everybody acquired discharged.”

Although everybody engaged on the movie is roofed by insurance coverage, the supply additionally added, “Subaskaran, Chairman of Lyca, is on his option to India from the UK. There’s no manner we will put a price ticket on the lives that have been misplaced, however the manufacturing home will likely be providing monetary help to their households.”

Kamal Haasan expressed his unhappiness on this unlucky tragedy. He tweeted, “Though I’ve met and overcome a number of accidents, the mishap that occurred in the present day is brutal. I stand alone having misplaced three of my comrades. Greater than my ache, the anguish of their households will likely be a number of occasions extra. I partake of their anguish as one amongst them. My deepest condolences to them.”

Once we reached out to Kajal, who was taking pictures with Kamal on the placement that fateful night time, she advised us that she was “nonetheless in shock”. “Grateful to God” for her “miraculous escape”, Kajal had earlier tweeted, “Phrases can not describe the heartache I really feel on the surprising, premature lack of my colleagues from final night time, Krishna, Chandran and Madhu. Sending love, energy and my deepest condolences to your households. Could god give energy on this second of desolation.”

She additional wrote, “In a lot shock, denial, trauma from the monstrous crane accident final night time. All it took was a fraction of a second to remain alive and sort this tweet. Simply that one second. Gratitude. A lot studying and appreciation for the worth of time

and life.”

We all the time insist that for the good thing about producers, each movie crew takes insurance coverage, however solely few try this. The truth is, we had even made this a rule three years in the past. From what I’ve heard, this (Indian 2) crew had used an industrial crane and had concerned non-members. This was additionally in opposition to our rule. Utilizing this sort of crane in a spot like EVP Movie Metropolis, which lacks primary services, was taking an enormous threat. We all the time request movie crews to shoot solely with our members and tools.

— Angamuthu Shanmugam,normal secretary, Movie EmployeesFederation of South India (FEFSI)

Electrician Selvaraj, engaged on the set of this Vijay-starrer in 2018, needed to be rushed to the hospital when a spotlight gentle, which was hanging from a crane, fell on his head.


Through the second season of Bigg Boss Tamil, in 2018, AC mechanic Gunasekharan, repairing an AC that was malfunctioning, on the second flooring, slipped and fell. He was rushed to the hospital however succumbed to his accidents.


In 2017, Michael, one of many technicians on the set, by accident stepped on a stay electrical wire and died.

It’s occurred in Hollywood, too

Midnight Rider

One of the tragic deaths within the business occurred in 2014 on the set of the movie Midnight Rider. Digital camera assistant Sarah Jones was struck by a prepare, because the manufacturing firm had not secured a allow to movie on the tracks. In accordance with reviews, the director of the movie, Randall Miller pleaded responsible to felony,

involuntary manslaughter and felony trespass. He spent a 12 months in jail and labored out settled with the household of Sarah. The movie was by no means launched.


It was on this film that Vin Diesel’s stunt double, Harry L O’Connor, misplaced his life whereas filming the scene the place he needed to rappel down a line and land on a submarine — he slammed into the bridge at excessive pace, and died on impression.

The Darkish Knight

When filming the shifting automotive stunt, cameraman Conway Wickliffe was killed by the car because it missed a 90-degree flip and crashed right into a tree.


Set dresser David Ritchie was killed on the set of the 2008 movie Jumper when the crew was breaking down a set. Ice and rock that had been frozen to type a wall for an exterior design got here unstuck, killing Ritchie and injuring one different individual.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Half I

Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double, David Holmes, injured his neck on the set and was paralysed. A flying stunt went awry, and he was thrown in opposition to a wall. The accident left Holmes with restricted mobility in his arms and fingers on the age of 25.

The Sword of Tipu Sultan

The most important variety of on-set deaths in movie historical past passed off throughout the filming of this 1989 Indian made-for-TV film. A complete of 62 extras and crew members died after a hearth broke out they usually have been trapped contained in the burning movie studio. Director and star Sanjay Khan suffered main burns and spent 13 months in hospital present process 72 surgical procedures.


Actor Jayan was killed throughout the filming of a stunt scene on this 1980 Malayalam movie, when the helicopter he was boarding crashed

`100 cr, `200 cr ena maarthattikollum naam kadainilai oozhiyanukku padhukappu thara mudiyavillai. Cinema-vil kadainilai oozhiyanukku kooda kaapedu irukka vendum engira nilaiai


– Kamal Haasan

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