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Kamal Haasan, Shankar and Lyca pay Rs 4 crore as compensation for Indian 2 accident victims

Written by Manoj Kumar R
| Bengaluru |

Revealed: August 6, 2020 11:24:04 pm

Kamal Haasan might be seen subsequent in Indian 2. (Photograph: Kaushik LM/Twitter)

Kamal Haasan and Shankar on Thursday handed over Rs four crore as compensation to those that have been affected by the freak accident on the units of Indian 2 in February earlier this yr.

The kin of Krishna (Assistant Director), Chandran (Artwork Assistant) and Madhu (Manufacturing assistant), who died within the mishap, obtained cheques of Rs 1 crore every. The lightman who suffered severe accidents was given Rs 80 lakh as compensation. Rs 10 lakh was earmarked to assist those that sustained minor accidents within the accident.

The compensation pool was created by the contributions made by Kamal Haasan, Shankar and Lyca Productions.

“The director and I have been additionally current on the spot. It might have occurred to anybody of us,” Kamal informed the media. “We’ve a much bigger duty of stopping such accidents in future. Per week after the accident, all of us met to debate what we will do about this. However, as a result of COVID, we have been unable to fulfill once more.”

On February 19, a large crane carrying heavy lighting gear got here down crashing whereas the crew was taking pictures an vital motion scene on the units at EVP Movie Metropolis in Poonamallee, Chennai.

After the incident, Kamal famous that he ”miraculously escaped from becoming a member of the record of fatalities” as he was only a few meters away from the mishap spot. He had additionally demanded that producers Lyca Productions perform security audits of the taking pictures spot and supply insurance coverage for each member of the crew.

Kamal Haasan additionally hinted at resuming the shoot of Indian 2 quickly. He remarked that extended delay would solely add to the woes of day by day wage staff. He added that required precautions have to be taken to make sure a protected office.

“In overseas international locations, huge thinkers have researched and advisable methods we will safely work on movie units throughout this COVID pandemic. I feel we must also implement these precautions right here,” Kamal famous.

Indian 2 is a sequel to Shankar’s 1996 vigilante drama Indian. It additionally stars Kajal Aggarwal, Rakul Preet Singh and Siddharth amongst others.

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