Chennai: Three people, including an assistant director were killed and 9 others injured when a crane used for the shooting of "actor Kamal Haasan starrer "Indian 2" film crashed down at Nazarathpet near Poonamallee here late on Wednesday night.
Police said the accident occurred when a group of workers were engaged in erecting a set for a scene at EVP film city, private studio.As the crane crashed down, a heavy-duty light stand that was mounted on it also fell on the workers.
Mr Haasan and the film director S.Shankar escaped unhurt in the accident.The deceased were identified as Krishna (34), an assistant director of the film, Madhu (29) and Chandran (60), who was part of the catering team.
Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel, along with a fire tender from Irungattukottai rushed to the spot and retrieved the bodies from the spot.
Mr Haasan, who was at the accident spot, also helped to transport the injured people to a private hospital near Poonamallee.
The bodies were sent to the Government General Hospital for post-mortem. The Nazarathpet police have filed a case and are investigating the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile, Mr.Haasan condoled the death of three people during the film shoot. "The accident is the most horrific I have seen in my film career. I have lost three colleagues, but my pain pales in comparison to the grief of those who have lost their loved ones. My deepest sympathies to them, he tweeted.
The Lyca productions also expressed condolences over the tragic accident. "We are extremely saddened with the unfortunate accident happened at the sets of Indian 2. We have lost three of our most hardworking technicians, it tweeted.(UNI)