Thursday , April 25 2019

Movie stunt goes wrong, 2 Kannada actors jump from chopper and drown

The feat was part of the shooting for the picture ‘Masti Gudi’ starring Duniya Vijay, who swam to care.


Bengaluru: In a tragic turn of actions, two Kannada actors were feared dead later a movie stunt went horribly incorrect at Tippagondanahalli Lake in Bengaluru.

The performers were filming the stunts for a future film ‘Masti Gudi,’ which stars Duniya Vijay in the main role.

While shooting the scene, Vijay and the two actors, Anil and Uday, jumped into the river from a helicopter. While the lead actor swam on shore, the other two didn’t surface for a long time, post which a search party was immediately send off.

But, the police and the film crew trust that the chances of saving them are extremely slim.

The occurrence, which took place around 3 pm on Monday, allegedly happened due to insufficient safety precautions. Reportedly, there had been no earlier rehearsal to gauge the safety risks, either.

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While a team of professional swimmers are still trying to recover the two performers, they have not been able to recover anything. It is not known if the artists had access to safety harnesses, with reports claiming that a harness was provided only to the lead actor, Vijay. There are also reports saying the two missing actors Uday and Anil weren’t skilled swimmers. No ambulances or speedboats were on reserve during the shoot.

Earlier, yesteryear’s Malayalam superstar Jayan had also expired in a helicopter accident in 1980 during the making of the movie, ‘Kolilakkam’. Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan had also experienced a near fatal blow, rupturing his intestines, while shooting a crucial action scene for his cult movie, Coolie.


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