Three people were killed while nine more were injured in a crane accident on the set of actor Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film ‘Indian 2’ on Wednesday, police said.
Haasan was unharmed, film industry sources said, adding that the injured were undergoing treatment at a hospital.
The accident took place at suburban Nazrathpet in Chennai when the crane employed to erect the set crashed, killing three and leaving nine injured, police said, without divulging further details.
The shoot was underway at a private cinema studio, they added.
Actor Kamal Haasan and production house Lyca on Thursday condoled the death of the three professionals.
The 65-year-old actor said though he had “met with and crossed” many accidents, this was “very horrific.”
Condoling the death of three “most hardworking” technicians, Lyca Productions said, “we are extremely saddened” over the mishap.
The three killed were assistant director Krishna, art assistant Chandran and Madhu, a production assistant, Lyca said in a statement.
In a tweet, Haasan expressed his sympathies with the families of the deceased “Though (I) have met with and crossed many accidents, today’s mishap is very horrific. I have lost three of my colleagues,” he said in a tweet.
“More than my pain, the grief of the family who lost them will be manifold. I take part in their grief as one of them,” he said.
Lyca Productions said, “No words could ease what we truly feel.”
“We are extremely saddened with the unfortunate accident (that) happened on the sets of Indian 2 yesterday,” it said adding “We have lost three of our most hardworking technicians.”
Lyca Productions expressed its deepest condolences to the bereaved families.