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Masti Gudi mishap: Police resorts to lathi charge to disperse crowd

  • The climax shoot for 'Masti Gudi' called for a leap into a lake from a helicopter
  • Of the three actors who made the jump, two could not survive
  • Sandalwood mourns the death of the Masthigudi victims
Maastigudi mishap Anil Raghav drown lathi charge


The actor Anil Varma and Raghava Uday jumped off a helicopter into the Tippagondanahalli reservoir, 35km west of Bengaluru, on Monday afternoon. The bodies of the two actors are yet to be found. 


Meanwhile, a huge crowd had gathered at the spot to witness the shooting. However, after the mishap even more people gathered at the spot to watch the rescue operations. 


Bangalore police had to resort to lathi charge to disperse the crowd. 


Both Vijay and Anil had openly expressed their fear of not being good swimmers. However, they were made to jump into the lake (30 to 60 feet deep) from a helicopter which was at the height of almost 100 feet. Technical glitches and negligence on the part of the filmmakers is what caused the ill fated accident. 

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