Three men have been killed on set in India after a crane they sat on broke and crashed to the ground, killing them instantly and injuring nine others.
All three were assistant directors of the film, Indian 2, being shot at EVP Film City near Chennai.
The three killed were assistant director Krishna, art assistant Chandran and Madhu, a production assistant, production house Lyca said in a statement.
“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,” a police officer newsmen.
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.
“Kamal Haasan was at another location inside the complex when the incident happened,” said a source who asked not to be identified.
“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,” Kamal Haasan said.
Indian 2, an action thriller, is being seen as Kamal Haasan’s film that dabbles in politics. The Tamil Nadu assembly election is due next year.