Bengaluru: The shooting for an action sequence of a Kannada movie turned tragic on Friday with the death of a woman and her daughter, who had come to watch it.
The woman, Sumera (28), and her daughter Arya (8) were watching the shooting of Ranam, starring Chethan Ahimsa and Chiranjeevi Sarja, and directed by V. Samudra.
The incident happened while shooting a car blast in Bagalur Industrial Area. The debris hit a family of four, killing Sumera and Arya on the spot, while her husband and another child was injured.
The police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured to Ambedkar Hospital and the bodies for post-mortem.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the movie crew had not obtained any prior permission to shoot the blast sequence and they had also not taken any safety measures to surround the shooting site.
"The film's crew had taken permission from the police and fire department only for the shooting and not to shoot the blast scene," said M.N. Reddi, Director General, Fire and Emergency Services.
Actor Chetan expressed grief over the deaths. He said that he was not at the spot when the incident happened. "I was at the set Thursday to shoot an action sequence, but today I did not go. They were shooting a blast. It is very tragic," Chetan said.
The police blame it on negligence by the movie crew. They should not have allowed bystanders near the blast scene and it should have been done in a controlled atmosphere, they added.
This is not the first time the negligence by movie shooting crew had led to loss of lives. It may be recalled that in November 2016 two actors drowned during the shooting of a stunt scene for "Maasthi Gudi". The crew was blamed for not taking adequate safety measures to shoot the scene, which claimed the lives of Raghava Uday and Anil Kumar....