Courtesy : Deccan Herald
Kamal Hassan was fortunate enough to have escaped the deadly accident on the sets of his film Indian 2. Reportedly, a crane came crashing down on the sets, where three technicians were killed and nine others injured.
In a recent interview, Kamal Hassan revealed that he escaped death by a mere four seconds. “We escaped by a whisker. Four seconds before (the incident), the director (Shankar) and cameraman moved away and I was standing nearer along with the heroine (Kajal Aggarwal),” he said.
He added that if he had not moved, someone else in his place would be addressing the media. “What I am saying is accidents are like tsunami. It does not know who is rich or poor. Any industry, including Tamil film industry has the responsibility to take care of its workers. Through you I urge (the industry) to take steps to safeguard the workers,” the veteran actor said.
The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) political party chief announced Rs 1 crore as immediate relief to the families of the victims and those injured. In fact, Hassna’s MNM also announced that he will not take part in the party events related to its third-year inaugural celebrations scheduled to take place on Friday, due to the “sad incident” on the sets of their film.
Speaking of Indian 2, the film is a sequel to the 1996 film Indian, and stars Kamal Haasan and Kajal Aggarwal, with Siddharth, Rakul Preet Singh and Priya Bhavani Shankar. Directed by S. Shankar, the action thriller is slated to release on 14 April 2020.