Cops grill Kamal for 3 hours, MNM sees political reasons

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Tuesday appeared before the Chennai police in connection with the crane crash accident that claimed the lives of three of his colleagues on the sets of Indian 2 on February 19.

Speaking to the media later, he  said that he gave whatever details the police wanted with regard to the accident. He said that the members of the film fraternity in Tamil Nadu will soon meet to discuss on ensuring safety on film sets to avoid fatal accidents.

Kamal, who was questioned for more than 3 hours, said, “I gave answers to the questions put before me by the police. I have given whatever the details I knew. Very soon the members of our film fraternity will meet to discuss on the safety measures to be followed in the film sets.”

He said he had received a summons from the police and therefore had appeared before them as one of witnesses to the incident. “I also was one of those who had a close shave on the day of the accident. I explained what happened on the day,” said Haasan.

He said he also discussed with the police, measures to prevent such mishaps during film shoots, and had asked them to suggest guidelines in this regard.

Kamal also said that the film fraternity is engaged in consultations to chalk out a plan to avert accidents during shoots. Meanwhile, a statement from his party Makkal Needhi Maiam said there was political reasons behind the actor questioned by the police for three hours and slammed the Tamil Nadu government.

Three technicians — Madhu, Chandran and Krishna — were killed and 12 others injured after the crane fell on them while constructing the sets at the EVP Film City in Chennai on February 19 night.

Kamal Haasan, female lead Kajal Aggarwal, as well as director Shankar himself, had a providential escape that night.