The shooting of Indian 2 has been progressing at a brisk pace in Chennai for the past few days as we had reported earlier. Due to a massive accident involving a 150-feet crane attached to a truss in EVP Film City, where the team is shooting currently, three crew members from the sets have succumbed to injuries and nearly eight technicians have been admitted to the Saveetha hospital which is located nearby.
Kamal Haasan, Kajal Aggarwal and Shankar reportedly escaped the mishap by a whisker, according to a source from the crew. Haasan registered his heartfelt condolences on his Twitter page and called it an extremely horrific accident.
எத்தனையோ விபத்துக்களை சந்தித்து, கடந்திருந்தாலும் இன்றைய விபத்து மிகக் கொடூரமானது. மூன்று சகாக்களை இழந்து நிற்கிறேன்.எனது வலியை விட
அவர்களை இழந்த குடும்பத்தினரின் துயரம் பன்மடங்கு இருக்கும். அவர்களில் ஒருவனாக அவர்களின் துயரத்தில் பங்கேற்கிறேன்.அவர்களுக்கு என் ஆழ்ந்த அனுதாபங்கள்
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 19, 2020
— Lyca Productions (@LycaProductions) February 19, 2020
Providential escape from the ghastly mishap .Literally 10secs away from being crushed under.fortunate Kamal sir ,Kajal n me who were right under are safe #count your blessings our crushed canopy under the crane . we are #safe RIP our fellow mates @ikamalhaasan @MsKajalAggarwal pic.twitter.com/LB8SUwZV3l
— amritharam (@amritharam2) February 19, 2020
Shankar had been planning an important overseas schedule from March-end or early-April and the team had earlier earmarked a few locations in China, and Thailand to shoot the portions.
However, due to the massive breakout of Coronavirus in China and a few other Asian countries, the team was confused about heading to the Middle Kingdom. After contemplating Italy as an option, the team decided to rule it out due to the expensive logistical costs involved. Now, the team is believed to have locked Bolivia, South America as the viable option to film the next leg of shooting.
Produced by Lyca, Indian 2 also stars Siddharth, Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet, and Priya Bhavani Shankar in important roles.