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Kamal Haasan questioned by Chennai Police over Indian 2 film set accident that killed 3

Chennai Police had registered a case of negligence causing death and injury to crew members of Tamil film Indian 2. They had summoned the director of the film, Shankar, last week. Kamal Haasan met the cops on March 3.

Kamal Haasan questioned by Chennai Police over Indian 2 film set accident that killed 3
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Chennai, First Published Mar 3, 2020, 5:25 PM IST
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Chennai: Actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday was questioned by the Chennai Police in connection with an accident on the sets of his upcoming film, Indian 2, which left three people dead last month here. The actor-politician appeared before the Central Crime Branch Police investigating the case in response to summons issued by it and was quizzed for nearly three hours.

The film's director Shankar had also been questioned by the police last week. Haasan, the founder leader of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), later described it as an 'interaction' with the police on ways to prevent recurrence of such mishaps.

Assistant director Krishna, art assistant Chandran and Madhu, a production assistant, were killed when a crane came crashing down on the sets of Indian 2 late on February 19. Addressing reporters, Haasan said, “The cinema industry will soon have a meeting, apparently to chalk out ways to ensure the safety of workers on sets.”

The actor added that he appeared before the police as they "wanted to know details" regarding the February 19 fatal mishap, adding, he was one among those who escaped unhurt. "I saw this (appearing before police) as my duty towards the three brothers I have lost. I apprised the police of the chain of events that I knew," he said.

Haasan said he considered "this interaction" as the first step by the cinema industry towards ensuring there were no accidents at shooting spots. Cinema industry representatives had met him on Monday on this issue; he said adding that the industry was also ready to take inputs from the police on ensuring accident-free shooting spots.

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"Soon, our industry (members) are going to meet (over this matter)," he said. The city police had registered a case under different IPC sections including causing death due to negligence over the accident that happened at a private film city in suburban Nazarathpet and arrested the crane operator.

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