It’s extremely disheartening to report that three men were killed on the sets of Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2. The incident took place after a crane on which the men were sitting on broke apart and crashed on the ground. All three who died in the mishap were assistant directors of the film. The incident took place at EVP Film City near Chennai. Nine others were injured during the unforturnate incident.
Director Shankar is making the sequel to the 1996 film, Indian. Police sources said it’s not known whether Shankar was at the site when the crane came crashing down. The three killed in the incident were, assistant director Krishna, art assistant Chandran and Madhu, a production assistant. A police officer told a news channel, “The men were inside the box-like structure on top of the crane when it crashed. It appears they were working on lighting for the shoot. The incident happened
at 9:30 pm on Wednesday.” Meanwhile, sources informed that Kamal Haasan was at another location inside the complex when the incident happened.
Speaking about the incident, Kamal Haasan said, “The accident is cruel. I lost three colleagues. More than my pain, the grief of their families would be immense. I share their sorrow. My deep condolences to them.”
Following the incident, the Chennai police said that a case of negligence has been filed against the crane operator and the production manager. Adding further a police officer said, “We will fix responsibility based on the forensic report.” Our condolences are with the family of the deceased.