Two actors have died after a helicopter stunt went wrong and they drowned in a reservoir. The two men jumped into the water from a low-flying helicopter for the climax scene of their new action movie.
But the Anil Kumar and Raghav Uday failed to resurface and have been presumed dead. Another actor, Duniya Vijay, who also jumped in made it out of the water alive. The crew were shooting above the Thippagondanahalli Reservoir, 35km west of Bangalore, yesterday afternoon local time.
According to reports, a safety boat failed to pull them out of the water in time. A criminal investigation is now underway as police have reportedly brought a case against the makers of the movie.
The Superintendent of Police of Ramanagara, southern India, where the incident took place, has filed a case according to India Today. They were filming a new Kannada movie called Masthigudi, supposedly based on the life of actor Duniya Vijay.