Close Shave for Actor Prakash Raj

Published: 13th August 2014 06:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2014 09:11 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Actor-director-producer Prakash Raj met with an accident near Hi-tec City crossroads on Tuesday, but escaped unhurt.  The incident took place at 3.15 pm, when the actor was returning after finishing the last day of shoot for his upcoming Telugu movie ‘Rudramadevi’, directed by National Award winning Telugu filmmaker Gunasekhar.

The incident came to light when the actor took to Twitter to express shock over the attitude of people who took photos post-accident, instead of helping the injured.  Confirming the incident, Madhapur Police said the accident occurred when a private bus rammed into his car from behind. No casualties were reported.

A case under Section 304-A (rash and negligent driving) has been registered at Madhapur Police Station. The driver has been taken into custody, said Inspector K Narsimulu.

Nearly six hours after the accident, the actor tweeted, “Had a miraculous escape as a bus rammed into us from behind at a signal. Cars jammed. Family thrown out of an auto. Chaos but...”

He further tweeted, “It was terrifying to see the youngsters... instead of saving people who were lying thrown around... they were busy taking pictures... Shame...”

Further, in another few minutes, he tweeted, “More than the shock of a possible death... I’m shaken by this inhuman attitude of people. What’s happened to us... Where are we heading...???”

Adding more, “Realised my helplessness ‘n’ the fragility of this life.. The only way is to live it as long as it lasts. Miles to go before I sleep... cheers,” he concluded. The five-time National Award winning actor, who won special jury award at the National Film Awards for his performance in 1999 Telugu film Anthapuram is a regular to the city.

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