actors dead:A helicopter stunt for the Kannada film Masthigudi went horribly wrong. Two people drowned during the shooting of the movie.
Duniya Vijay, Uday and Anil jumped into the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, 35km west of Bengaluru, from a helicopter. Vijay came out, but the other two are yet to be found. Uday and Anil were supposedly playing negative roles in the film.
The climax scene was being shot in Bengaluru, which ended in the tragedy.
actors dead:A criminal case is being registered against the film unit. Three actors reportedly jumped into the lake during the shooting of the climax scene of the film Masthigudi.
Television footage showed three crew members diving into Thippagondanahalli Lake from a low-flying helicopter for the climax stunt of the film, Masthigudi.
actors dead:Response from what appeared to be a rescue boat on a standby appeared too late to pull out two of the actors, Raghav Uday and Anil, who struggled in the waters below.
Duniya Vijay, the lead star of Masthigudi, came out safe after the plunge. The Sandalwood actor is popular down South for his action-packed movies.
The three were filming the manufactured peril when it went wrong at around 2.48pm today.
actors dead:Vijay was the last of the three to dive down from the helicopter.
In 2014, Uday was awarded the Best Villain for his role in the Kannada film Jayammana Maga.
“I will go for this shot with all faith in God,” Vijay told reporters before Monday’s stunt scene. Apparently, he was aware of his limited swimming skills.
Anil, who is also feared drowned, recently acted in the film Santhu Straight Forward.
actors dead:Anil and Uday, the actors who were drowned, reportedly did not even have basic training in swimming. Popular actor Duniya Vijay also jumped into the water, but managed to swim ashore. Anil and Uday weren’t able to make it.
Police have lodged a criminal case against Masthigudi makers. The Superintendent of Police of Ramanagara, Karnataka, reportedly said that a suo moto case is being filed against the film team.
actors dead:Masthigudi, which is supposedly based on the life of actor Duniya Vijay, saw the actor joining hands with Nagashekar. The script of the film is said to be inspired from Duniya Vijay’s attitude towards life.
Earlier, reports said that the movie is inspired from a real-life incident which happened at Masthigudi temple near the Kabini Dam near Mysore. Duniya Vijay’s friends, Sundar P Gowda and Anil Kumar V, are the producers of the film.