The shooting of Indian 2 was taking place at EVP Film City, in the outskirts of Chennai, where the team reportedly shot pre-Independence portions. A major accident took place on the sets on Wednesday night around 9.15 pm when a heavy weight lighting equipment crashed from a crane unexpectedly.
The crane collapsed on a canopy, where the Monitor was placed to check the shots. Reportedly 3 technicians have lost their lives while 10 others including director Shankar have suffered severe injuries and are currently undergoing treatment in Saveetha Medical College hospital. Assistant director Krishna, Art Assistant Chandran and Production Assistant Madhu lost their lives in this tragic incident.
Lyca Productions who is bankrolling the project, Kamal Hassan and Kajal Aggarwal have expressed their grief and condolences on social media for this unexpected tragedy and loss of lives.
மருத்துவமனையில் விபத்தில் சிக்கியவர்களை பார்த்து மருத்துவர்களிடம் பேசியுள்ளேன்.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 19, 2020
முதலுதவி வழங்கப்பட்டு உரிய சிகிச்சைக்கான வேலைகள் நடக்கிறது.
இவர்கள் விரைவாக உடல் நலம் பெற்றிடுவார்கள் என்ற நம்பிக்கையுடனே இந்த இரவு விடியட்டும்.
Words cannot describe the heartache I feel at the unexpected,untimely loss of my colleagues from lastnight.Krishna,Chandran and Madhu.Sending love,strength and my deepest condolences to your families.May god give strength in this moment of desolation. #Indian2 @LycaProductions— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 20, 2020
In so much shock, denial, trauma from the monstrous crane accident last night. All it took was a fraction of a second to stay alive and type this tweet. Just that one moment. Gratitude. So much learning and appreciation for the value of time and life. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 20, 2020