Tamil Nadu Police to interrogate Kamal Haasan and Shankar in the accident on the sets of ‘Indian 2’


Tamil Nadu Police are going to summon Kamal Haasan and Shankar, director of Indian 2 to inquire about the accident that happened on the sets of their film. The horrific accident that took place on Wednesday (February 19) night claimed the lives of three people and left around 12 injured. The Police have also booked Lyca Productions head A Subaskaran in the freak accident. The Police have booked the case under sections 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 337 (Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), 338 (Causing grievous hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others), and 304A (Causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code.

The accident occurred on Wednesday night when a crane carrying heavy camera equipment fell on the sets hurting technicians. The deceased are Krishna, 34, an assistant director, Madhu, 29 and Chandran, 50. Lead actress Kajal Aggarwal had a narrow escape as well. Haasan quickly took stock of the incident and instructed the team to rush the injured to the nearest hospital.

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He later issued a statement in which he said, “This incident indicates that the safety of the people in cine industry is still questionable. I was talking to my friends today morning and as an industry, we need to take measures to make sure that such incidents do not happen in future. We take pride in saying that a movie is made on so-and-so crore budget and I personally feel ashamed to say that we couldn't provide safety to the people who work for the film."

Haasan also donated Rs 1 crore to the families of the deceased. He said at the press meet, “On my behalf, I am donating Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased and this is what I can do now. This is not the compensation for what we have lost. Some of them are very poor people. Three years back, I was in an accident. I know how difficult it is to recover from an accident like this. Of the three, only one could probably afford.” He also paid tribute to Sri Krishna and said, “He used to work with me as an assistant and it was only yesterday he came up to me and proudly said that he has joined Shankar's team two days ago. Today, he is no more.”

He further added, “Accidents do not see rich and poor. It could happen to anyone. In fact, I could have in the mortuary with the three dead souls today. I just had a narrow escape. Four seconds before the accident, director and cameraman moved away from the place. Kajal and I were under the tent which got crushed. If I had moved two inches away from my place, someone else would have been talking to you instead of me. There are accidents waiting to happen and we should see that they do not happen.”

Haasan and Shankar visited Kilpauk Hospital to pay their last respects to the deceased and the injured. Shankar and Lyca Productions have not announced any compensation to the family of the deceased.

(Source: India Today)