Updated: August 31, 2017 10:14:43 am
A lighting department technician passed away on the set of Anushka Sharma’s upcoming release Pari on Tuesday. Reportedly, the man named Sh. Shahabe Alam came in contact with a live wire and died of electrocution on the sets.
“In a very unfortunate incident while shooting yesterday, we lost one of our unit members, Sh. Shahabe Alam from the Lighting Department. Despite our best efforts and medical assistance, he could not be saved. We are collaborating with the authorities and his family to make all requisite arrangements for his last rites. We share their grief and stand by them in this time of great personal loss.” said a statement from Karnesh Sharma, the co-owner of Clean Slate Films, released yesterday.
Today, he further added, “We are in touch with the concerned union and are awaiting their letter telling us the compensation that needs to be paid to the next of kin of the deceased as per the union laws. We will be happy to comply with the same as soon as we get their letter. We would also like to clarify that there are several rumours doing the rounds about the negligence on part of the deceased which led to the unfortunate incident. However, we would like to set the record straight that he had complied with all necessary safety norms and this was just an extremely unfortunate accident.”
Clean Slate Films is Jab Harry Met Sejal actor Anushka Sharma’s own production house and Pari is the third film under it. While the team has agreed to compensate the victim’s family for the losses, reports are the incident occurred during a shoot around a bamboo bush in Korolberia, Kolkata.
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Meanwhile, Pari was supposed to hit theaters in February next year. But now talks are the shooting at the location has been halted and the team will now have to manage the situation before resuming their work.
The film is being produced by Clean Slate Films in association with KriArj Entertainment and is being helmed by director Prosit Roy. Anushka has been receiving appreciation from all quarters for her spooky look and choice of unique scripts.
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