Young and budding Tamil film director AV Arun Prasath AKA Venkat Pakkar passed away in the early hours of May 15. The director tragically passed away in a road accident in Coimbatore. Arun was to debut with the much-delayed film 4G. According to reports, the actor's vehicle was rammed by a lorry and he lost his life on the spot. Kollywood box-office tracker Kaushik LM was among the first to make the tragic news official
The director of the yet to be released Tamil film 4G (GV Prakash starrer), AV. Arun Prasath (a youngster & a former associate of Dir Shankar sir) passed away in a road accident. He's credited in the film's poster as Venkat Pakkar.— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) May 15, 2020
Highly Unfortunate. May his soul RIP 🙏
எப்போதும் நட்போடும் நம்பிக்கையோடும் பழகும் ஒரு இனிய சகோதரன் என் இயக்குனர் வெங்கட் பாக்கர் சாலை விபத்தில் மரணமடைந்த செய்தி கேட்டு மிகுந்த துயருற்றேன்...— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) May 15, 2020
அவரை இழந்து வாடும் உறவினர்களுக்கும் நண்பர்களுக்கும் என் ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல்..
நண்பரின் ஆன்மா இறைவனடி இளைப்பாறட்டும் @AVArunPrasath 😭 pic.twitter.com/wQvtoYOTTF
GV Prakash Kumar, the lead for AV Arun Prasath's 4G, took to his social media to mourn his death. The actor wrote, "I am extremely saddened by the demise of my dear friend Venkat Pakkar, a friendly human who was always positive-minded. My sincere condolences to his friends and the bereaved family. I pray to God for him. May his soul rest in peace" (translated from Tamil). The director's fans were also taken aback by his death and took to their social media to grieve Venkat Pakkar's loss.
OMG😒— G.V.Prakash Fan Page (@Gvprakash_FP) May 15, 2020
My thoughts are with his family and friends💔#RIPVenkatPakkar
RIP— ATTITUDE MASTER 🐐 (@ATTITUDEMASTE10) May 15, 2020
😞May his soul rest in peace— Ahana💕 (@AhanaAhu) May 15, 2020
RIP😥— അരുൺഹരി (@ArunHari97) May 15, 2020
Heart breaking news 😑 may his soul rest in peace— Abisha Gayathri (@itzabigayu) May 15, 2020
Oh my god so sad— Karthi dhaya (@karthi_dhaya) May 15, 2020
RIP brother 🙏🏼— Savari Muthu (@iam_savari) May 15, 2020
AV Arun Prasath's 4G was initially announced in 2016. The film stars Gayathri Suresh as the female lead and AR Rahman's nephew GV Prakash Kumar as the male lead. The film is bankrolled by CV Kumar. Suresh Menon and Sathish are essaying pivotal roles in the film. The film's production was getting delayed since 2016 and the shoot was currently on halt due to the Coronavirus pandemic.