A crane-collapse on the sets of Kamal Haasan‘s Indian 2 took three lives and left many injured. As per reports, a lighting truss attached to a crane, weighing around 100 tons, crashed during the shoot of the film. While Haasan sustained no injuries, the director of the film – Shankar is believed to be injured along with around 10 crew members who are admitted to a hospital nearby. Also Read - Protests Against Citizenship Amendment Act: 'Will Keep Voicing Till I Die,' Says Kamal Haasan at Madras University Agitation
The banner backing Indian 2, Lyca Productions released an official statement on Thursday morning. In the post made from their official Twitter handle, the team mentioned the name of the three technicians who lost their lives to the tragic incident – Krishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant) and Madhu (Production Assistant). Also Read - Kamal Haasan Questions CAB, Asks Why Sri Lankan Tamils And Muslims Left Out
The full post read: “No words could ease what we truly feel, We are extremely saddended with the unfortunate accident happened at the sets of Indian-2 yesterday (19th Feb 2020). We have lost 3 of our most hardworking technicians: Krishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Art Assistant), Madhu (Production Assistant). Our deepest condolences to their family members, may their soul rest in peace.” (sic) Also Read - Superstars Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan Willing to Join Hands Politically 'if Need Arises'
Haasan also released an official statement expressing grief and shock. Check out his tweet:
#Indian2 has been one of the top trends on Twitter ever since the news broke out. People from across the country are expressing shock and offering condolences to the families of the ones who passed away. One user wrote, “#Indian2 shooting mishap: Among those dead include lightboys & personal assistants. So sad and heartbreaking Hope the ones who are injured recover quickly The ones who escaped without getting hurt have to count their blessings The risky, deadly side of cinema production.”
Another user tweeted, “#Indian2 mishap Two assistant directors of Shankar sir are no more say sources Awaiting more confirmation. Pic of the crane that fell !!”
Check out some tweets here:
Apart from Kamal Haasan, Indian 2 also features Rakul Preet Singh, Kajal Aggarwal, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Vidyut Jammwal and Bobby Simhaa in important roles.
RIP, Krishna, Chandran and Madhu!