Yogesh K Porwar.Avanth Kumar Kankaria
A 35-year-old fight master electrocuted during a Kannada film shooting in Jogenahalli near Bidadi on Monday.
Senior officer with Bidadi police inspector and staff rushed to spot and after taking stock of the situation he said that the negligence of the film crew led to the mishap and detained the stunt master Vinod charging him and the film crew under death due to negligence.
The film crew did not take permission from the authorities concerned for the shooting.The deceased has been identified as Vivek and the film ‘Love You Rachchu’ with leading roles by Ajay Rao and Rachita Ram.
The stunt was being shot near a private resort and Vivek along with the stunt crew were part of the fight scene.
They used a metal rope and cranes to shoot the fight sequences and Vivek came in contact with high tension wire and was electrocuted on the spot.
Other crew who noticed the incident started screaming and rushed to his help but it was too late by then.The Bidadi police rushed to the spot and sealed the area for further investigations.
The police summoned VInod and the director of the movie for questioning.Ajay Rao was said to be present at the shoot but 200 meters away from the spot where the fight was being shot.
He heard the screaming and rushed to see what happened and came to know that Vivek died on the spot.
Two others part of the shooting sustained injuries in the mishap and were taken to private hospital for treatment .
Many crew in the unit escaped soon after the incident.The police are on their lookout to question them.
SP, Ramanagara,Girish S,told media persons, we have taken director Shankar,stunt choreographer Vinod, crane driver Muniraju and farm owner Puttaraju into custody.Incidentally,Vinod is the president of Karnataka Fighters and Fight Masters Association.The film team hadn’t taken permission for shooting at the location,said S Girish,SP, Ramanagara.
It may be recalled that in November 2016,two stuntmen,Anil and Raghav Uday drowned after they jumped from a helicopter into the lake during shooting the climax scene of Kannada film Masti Gudi.However, Duniya Vijay,lead actor of the movie, miraculously survived after rescue team members helped him.