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Revealed: August 6, 2020 11:24:04 pm
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 12 months.
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 advised the media. “We now have a much bigger duty of stopping such accidents in future. Every week after the accident, all of us met to debate what we will do about this. However, because of the COVID, we have been unable to fulfill once more.”
On February 19, an enormous crane carrying heavy lighting gear got here down crashing whereas the crew was capturing an necessary 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 listing of fatalities” as he was just some meters away from the mishap spot. He had additionally demanded that producers Lyca Productions perform security audits of the capturing 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 every day wage staff. He added that required precautions must be taken to make sure a protected office.
“In overseas nations, large thinkers have researched and beneficial 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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