- At the time of the accident, Kamal Haasan had promised financial assistance of Rs 1 crore to the families of the deceased.
The accident took place on February 19 at the shooting location in Poonamallee, Chennai. The crane used for the shooting was broken. Co-directors Manu and Krishna & Chandran, who was an assistant on the shooting set, were killed.
The accidental death of three filmmakers on the set of ‘Indian 2’ was shocking news to the Tamil film world. Now, as promised by Kamal Haasan, Kamal, Shankar, and Lyca Productions, the producers of the film, have given Rs 1 crore each to the families of the deceased, Rs 80 lakh to Lightman who was seriously injured in the accident and Rs 10 lakh each to those who were slightly injured.
FKC (Film Employees Federation of South India) President RK Selvamani presided over the function.
Kamal Haasan has said that he is aware of the pain of injuries that happen unexpectedly on cinema sets and has faced such incidents many times in his career. “The director and I escaped the accident in a matter of seconds. If it was not for that, I would have been replaced by someone else,” Kamal told the media at the time.