A week after three people lost their lives on the sets of Kamal Haasan's Indian 2, director S Shankar appeared before the Central Crime Branch for inquiry. This was after a crane reportedly fell on the sets, killing three and injuring several on the spot.
After the investigation was transferred to the CCB, the sleuths summoned the director for questioning. Shankar arrived at the Commissioner's office at around 11 am on Thursday, February 27, and the investigation was carried out by CCB officer G Nagajothi.
A senior police officer informed that the director's statement has been recorded and further investigations are underway. He further went on to add that actor Kamal Haasan would be soon summoned.
After the incident, Kamal Haasan took to his social media to address ṭhe underlying safety standards in the entertainment industry. In the social media post shared on February 22, Kamal Haasan questioned the production house about the safety measures undertaken before beginning work on Indian 2.
He also enquired about insurance and stated that many production houses do not take safety standards seriously. Read below-
The accident took place in suburban Nazrathpet when the crane employed to erect the set crashed, killing three and injuring nine others, said the police without divulging further details. The shoot was underway at a private cinema studio, they added. According to reports, as soon as the incident happened, Kamal Haasan rushed to the spot and ensured that the rest of the cast and crew were safe.
Directed by Shankar, Indian 2 is a big-budget flick starring Kamal Haasan, Kajal Agarwal, Rakul Preet, Siddharth, Priya Bhavani Shankar, Delhi Ganesh and Nedumudi Venu in prominent roles. The movie is a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Indian. The movie is scheduled to release next year.
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