Video shows two Kannada actors jumping off chopper to watery grave

A video showing the two Kannada actors, Anil and Uday, jumping in a lake while shooting for a stunt sequence. Both the actors drowned as they were not provided with life jackets.

Written by Manoj Kumar R | New Delhi | Updated: November 8, 2016 8:59 am
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Two young Kannada actors are feared dead after they went missing in a lake while shooting a high-stake action sequence for upcoming film Maasti Gudi on Monday in Bengaluru. The television channels present at the shooting location, Thippagondanahalli lake, have captured the visuals of three members of the cast jumping off the choppers.

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In the video, Anil and Uday can be seen jumping together off the chopper, followed by the leading man of the film, Duniya Vijay. While the protagonist managed to swim to safety, the other two drowned and have been missing in the reservoir.

A chain of bad judgements and action guided by negligence on the part of the filmmakers have led to this tragedy. While Vijay was wearing a life jacket, Anil and Uday were not provided with the same.

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According to TV reports, the film’s unit did not have permission to shoot inside the water. The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), which gave the permission for the shoot at the Thippagondanahalli lake, had also posted officers to ensure the film crew follows the safety guidelines laid down by it. But the officers left the shooting spot after the filmmakers said that they were done with the day’s shooting. Following which, the crew went ahead with the ill-fated chopper sequence.

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According to reports, the film crew had only permission to shoot on the banks and the garden of the reservoir, located 35 kms west of Bengaluru.

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Following the incident, police and fire engine officials were rushed to the spot to carry out the rescue operation. The National Disaster Response Force team from Hyderabad has also reached Bengaluru to carry out the search operation. Reports said an FIR has been filed against the producers of the movie and its stunt crew. An investigation into the incident is underway.

Maasti Gudi is directed by Nagashekar.