BENGALURU: Taverekere police on Tuesday filed a case against the crew of film Masti Gudi, including the producer and its director on charges of murder in connection with the incident where two actors were allegedly forced to jump into the lake from a helicopter while shooting an action sequence on Monday at Tippagondanahalli Lake in Tavarekere police limits.
The actors Raghav Uday and Anil are believed to have been caught in the silt in the lake while lead actor Duniya Vijay managed to escape. Three of them had jumped into the lake from the chopper on Monday afternoon.
Tavarekere police, who are probing the case, filed a case against producer Sundar P Gowda, director Nagashekar, co-producer Siddu, stunt master Ravi Varma and Bharath, a unit manager, under IPC Sections 188 (disobedience of order duly promulgated by public servant), 304 (Culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention). While Sundar has been arrested, the others are still at large.
A senior police officer said, “Based on a complaint by Anusuya, the superintendent of the TG Halli dam, a case was registered. The crew had not taken permission to shoot the film sequence. Even though the crew clearly knew that it was a dangerous spot, they forced the actors to jump into the lake. They also violated BWSSB norms.”