Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2’s director S. Shankar has announced financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the families of the three technicians who lost their lives after the crane collapsed on the sets of the film earlier this month. In the statement, Shankar said that whatever help is rendered to the families who lost their loved ones (Krishna, Madhu, and Chandran) cannot compensate for the loss of their lives. Also Read - Indian 2 Accident: Lyca Productions-Kamal Haasan Play Blame Game
The statement reads, “Nevertheless, a sum of Rs 1 crore will be given to the affected families by me which may be of small help to them.” Also Read - Indian 2 Mishap: Production House Says Kamal Haasan Should Accept Collective Responsibility
He further said that more than relief of escaping himself by a whisker, the pain of losing three people is tormenting him. He also revealed he is trying to recover from the shock of the accident and he is not able to digest the accident despite several safety measures taken. Also Read - Indian 2 Accident: Crane-operator Arrested After 3 Crew Members Killed on Sets of Kamal Haasan's Film
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).
The full post read, “No words could ease what we truly feel, We are extremely saddened 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)
In the mishap, 12 others injured after the crane fell on them while constructing the sets at the EVP Film City, Mumbai, on February 19 night. Kamal Haasan, female lead Kajal Aggarwal, as well as Shankar himself, had a providential escape that night.