Cops question Shankar for over 2 hours

Director Shankar appeared before officers of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) probing an accident that took place on the sets of Kamal Haasan-starrer Indian 2 in EVP film city.

Shankar appeared before the team at the Chennai Police Commissioner’s office. His statement was recorded for more than two hours, sources said.

A summon was sent to director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan since they were present at the place of the accident. Shankar appeared at the CBI Office at Vepery in Chennai and the officials interrogated him for more than 2 hours on the case.

However, details of questions that were asked to Shankar during the investigation have not yet been officially released. At the shoot last Wednesday, a crane suddenly snapped and fell on people working beneath it, leaving three dead and 10 injured.

Meanwhile in a tweet,  he said, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker, I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”

Recently,  Lyca Productions claimed that Kamal Haasan and Shankar were aware of the safety measures deployed on the set of Indian 2.

“It hardly needs reminding that the entire shoot was also under the control and supervision of yourself and the director. We have invested substantial sums towards the production of the film, so you will appreciate that we have not compromised on health and safety. As regards the safety measures at our end, we left no stone unturned,” it said.