Crew member dies on the set of Shahid Kapoor's movie
In a tragic incident, a crew member from the Shahid Kapoor-starrer Kabir Singh died on Thursday during the shooting of the film in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. Ram Kumar, 35, died after his muffler got stuck and dragged into the fan of a generator at a five-star hotel. He was responsible for the functioning of the generator which was being used in the shoot. Here's more.
A police officer told media, "Ram was checking the oil in the generator when his muffler got caught in the fan of the generator and he got pulled in it as well." Ram sustained serious injuries on his head and was taken to Max Hospital in Dehradun, where he was put on a ventilator for a few hours. But, he could not be saved.
Cine1 Studios and T-Series Films, the producers of the film, in a joint statement said, "We are deeply saddened by the loss. We are extending our deepest sympathies to the family of Ram Kumar. We are offering support to the family in the immediate aftermath of this tragic event." Ram belonged to Uttar Pradesh and is survived by three brothers and a sister.
Kabir Singh is the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. It's being helmed by Sandeep Vanga, who also directed the Telugu version. The movie, which also features Kiara Advani in the lead, is being bankrolled by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Kishan Kumar, and Ashwini Varde. The film went on floors last year on October 21 and will release on June 21, 2019.
In an interview, Shahid had said, "I usually don't watch many Telugu films and it had surprised me with its tonality, rawness, simplicity and the fact that it was so real and believable." "The character is very fascinating for me as an actor because the emotional arc...is very original. I loved it, and Vijay Deverakonda, who played Arjun, did it so well," he added.