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Kamal Haasan writes to Lyca, calls for safety audit of Indian 2 sets

In the letter, the actor-politician has questioned the steps taken by the production team to ensure the safety of the artistes and crew involved in the shoot.

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Published: 26th February 2020

Following the crane mishap on the sets of Indian 2 that killed three and left many injured, actor Kamal Haasan has penned a letter to Lyca Productions’ founder-chairman Subaskaran Allirajah, who is bankrollingIndian 2, to make sure that all safety measures are put in place before shoot can resume.

In the letter, the actor-politician has questioned the steps taken by the production team to ensure the safety of the artistes and crew involved in the shoot. He also demanded to know what kind of insurance the production team has taken. “Any loss, cost damage, risk underwent on account of the production team failing to carry out what they ought to have carried out, has to be compensated in full and at the earliest,” Kamal wrote in the statement.

Kamal, who admitted to being just a few meters away from the spot of the accident, added that as producers, Lyca should ensure the best medical help for each of those who have been admitted and provide the affected families with both financial and emotional support.

The actor also mentioned that their ability to compensate should not allay their sense of responsibility. “With so many human lives involved in a shoot, the paramount importance for the production is to ensure the safety of the people involved. Accidents of this kind only destroy the confidence levels and belief of the entire team,” he said.

Saying that he could hardly express his trauma and agony in words, he further called for a safety audit to be conducted and due diligence to be followed, which will then give the cast and crew confidence to return to the shoot.

Kamal had announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the families of each of the deceased. Lyca Productions too had declared a compensation of Rs 2 crore and announced that it would bear all the medical expenses. Lyca Productions remained unavailable for a comment.

 

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