A technician died on the sets of superstar Rajinikanth's 'Kaala Karikaalan' in Chennai after getting electrocuted.  According to reports, the crew member died on June 22 after stepping on a live wire.

A report in Deccan Chronicle said that the technician named, Michael, died after he stepped on a live wire on the huge Rs-5 crore set in EVP Studios in Poonamalle for 'Kaala Karikaalan' shoot.

The reports further said that the co-workers rushed him to the hospital, but he couldn't be saved. The police have now filed a case and are investigating the matter.

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Besides Rajinikanth, Kaala Karikaalan also features Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi and Nana Patekar. The project marks the second collaboration of director Pa Ranjith and Rajinikanth after blockbuster Kabali.

The first schedule of shooting took place in Mumbai and Thalaivar has taken a short break before continuing work. The movie is based on a Tamil gangster who lives in Mumbai. In the second schedule of the film, the team is shooting in a specially erected Dharavi set in Chennai.

The film previously called Thalaivar 164,  now has been titled Kaala Karikaalan. The movie will be produced by Dhanush's Wunderbar Films and this is the first time that Rajinikanth and Dhanush are working together and it is slated for a release in 2018.