Two Kannada actors feared dead after film shoot goes wrong

Maasti Gudi actor Duniya Vijay and two other actors, Anil and Uday, jumped into the lake from a helicopter for the stunt. According to reports, the film shoot did not have any safety arrangements.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Updated: November 7, 2016 8:36 pm

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Two Kannada actors reportedly drown after a stunt went wrong during the shooting of a climax scene in Tippagondanahalli lake near Bengaluru. Maasti Gudi actor Duniya Vijay and two other actors, Anil and Uday, jumped into the lake from a helicopter for the stunt. While Vijay swam to the shore, the two other actors did not surface.

In a clip released by ANI, the three actors were seen jumping into the lake for a sequence in the movie. The incident is said to have taken place at around 3PM on Monday.

A search operation is on to find the bodies of the actors. However, police have said that the chances of recovering them are bleak, reported thenewsminute. A team consisting of expert swimmers are on the spot searching for the two men. Meanwhile, the actor’s friends from the spot said they were not expert swimmers. It is also not known whether all three actors had safety harnesses, the report added.

Here is a screen shot of the accident.

An FIR has been filed against the producers of the movie and its stunt crew. More information is awaited.

In a similar incident in 1980, Malayalam actor Jayan died in a tragic accident on the sets of the movie Kolilakkam. When a massive fight scene was being filmed on the banks of a beach in Chennai, Jayan died on spot after a helicopter that he was hanging from crash-landed and exploded.

Also read | A tragic rewind to actor Jayan’s death

In 1982, another helicopter crash during the shooting of film Twilight Zone: The Movie led to the demise of three people. The incident led to years of civil and criminal action, and was also the reason for the introduction of new procedures and safety standards in film-making industry.

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    Sirius
    Nov 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm
    Tyrant Modi should answer to the nation on how these people were forced to do a stunt against their will by 'Brahmanical Nagpur type ' stunt directors ....
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      Erica
      Nov 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm
      They were stunt men, doing a stunt in the water - did they not know how to swim?
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        arvind
        Nov 7, 2016 at 5:08 pm
        Blame congress or MMS.
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          Bhuvi
          Nov 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm
          Well, one question that hits my head. If they knew they could not swim, why did they sign up for it?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Keeping aside all the cases and all the other drama, just a basic COMMON SENSE related question.
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            Kaliyug
            Nov 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm
            When you do not know to swim then you have absolutely no need to perform a stunt that is going to end the life. This is India and there will be inquiry or compensation for the victims, there are many technologies that are available to show people jumping into the water safely, this producer did not bother to find out about it
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              m p
              Nov 9, 2016 at 11:32 am
              hits ur head?
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                m p
                Nov 9, 2016 at 11:34 am
                who cares...end of the day 3rd world...what is that tribal person yelling?
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                  ROHAN KUMAR
                  Nov 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm
                  If you do swim, you wont ask this question. Know before commenting!!
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                    Sheik Mohamed
                    Nov 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm
                    Why murder case should not be foiled against director and producer of film who had failed to take any precautionary measures which costs precious human lives?
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                      venu
                      Nov 7, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                      Reckless from filmmakers, put the smaller actors at risk to save production money. The 2 persons out of shame would have hesitated to admit that they cant swim. All the crew should be treated with same care, not just stars.
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