While shooting an action sequence for actor Duniya Vijay’s upcoming movie Maastigudi, actors Anil and Uday drowned in a lake. The two actors jumped first in the lake followed by Duniya Vijay. The three of them were seen splashing and trying to swim towards the shore when Vijay was resude by a fisherman. The other two drowned to death.
In an interview before the climax scene was shot, the actors had told that they didn’t know swimming well enough. Even after knowing this the actors were not provided with safety vests and there were no expert divers present on the spot. The safety boat had a malfunctioning and could not move from its spot.
The dire safety negligence by the film crew is deemed as the main cause of this horrific mishap. The incident was also caught on camera.