Ever since the incident of two Kannada actors drowning to death during shoot got into limelight, a plethora of B-town celebs have expressed their grief over it.
From Rishi Kapoor to John Abraham, several celebrities from the industry has voiced their opinion over the unpleasant incident and has questioned industry’s safety standards for stuntmen.
It was reported that two Kannada actors Anil and Uday drowned while doing a stunt scene of an upcoming movie ‘Maastigudi’. It was said to be the climax sequence of the movie in which Anil and Vijay had jumped from the chopped into the lake along with the lead actor Duniya Vijay.
While Vijay survived the jump, Anil and Uday did not know swimming and drowned in the middle of the lake before they could be rescued.
Distressed by the entire incident, Rishi Kapoor took it to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his anger and questioned the idea of putting human lives in danger when the facility of visual effects is available.
RIP.Two stuntmen drown whilst filming a stunt from a chopper in a Kannada film. When VFX facilities available,then why endanger human lives? pic.twitter.com/HvPjlrLr8f— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) November 7, 2016
Besides, actor John Abraham also admitted to be devastated with the entire incident and stated that the action standards in the country are not up to the mark. The ‘Force 2’ actor also said that though at times injuries do happen despite precautions, it is not fair to blame the action director for it.
“I am absolutely devastated with the fact that those two Kannada actors lost their lives. I saw the clip. It is absolutely ridiculous and the film's producer should be put behind bars for this”, John told IANS.
"It is sad this has happened and coincidentally, in my case, with all the precautions, I still hurt my knee. I've always gone about town saying that the action standards in the country are not up to the mark and you cannot blame the action director (for it)”, he added.
On the other hand, ‘Dabangg’ actor Sonu Sood had cited the incident as a criminal act and has slammed the producer and action director for their negligence towards the stuntmen.
“I heard the news about the sad incident that has happened to two actors of the Kannada film while shooting a stunt. I am shocked, sad and angry at the same time! I saw the video and there was no safety precautions taken for those actors. I think it's a pure criminal act by the producer and action director; who make them jump into the water, when they didn't know how to swim! I think it is unpardonable", Sonu told IANS during a telephonic interview.
Esha Gupta along with Tollywood actress Vedhika and actor Sudeep too had condemned the incident .
Earlier, actor Akshay Kumar had penned a heart warming open letter saying that the stuntmen, despite being the real champs are the most neglected section of the industry.
“Stuntmen who put their lives at risk for the actors and for the film don’t even have as much as a category in any award function”, Akshay said.
(With IANS Inputs)