Actor Kamal Haasan, who narrowly escaped a tragic accident on the sets of Indian 2 on Wednesday (February 19) night, conveyed his deep condolences to the bereaved families and announced Rs 1 Crore ex-gratia to the next-of-kin of the deceased.
Ulaganayagan visited the Kilpauk hospital and interacted with the media. He said, “I am donating Rs 1 crore to the family of the deceased. This is not compensation to the lives lost.”
Addressing the press, the actor stated, “This incident indicates that the safety of the people in cine industry is still questionable. I was talking to my friends today morning and as an industry, we need to take measures to make sure that such incidents do not happen in future. We take pride in saying that a movie is made on so-and-so crore budget and I personally feel ashamed to say that we couldn’t provide safety to the people who work for the film.”
He went on to say that this Rs 1 crore is not the compensation for what they have lost. He remarked, “Some of them are very poor people. Three years back, I was in an accident. I know how difficult it is to recover from an accident like this. Of the three, only one could probably afford.”
Though Lyca Productions release a official statement about the freaky accident, they are yet to announce any compensation to the kin of the deceased.