Unscripted Climax of Kannada Film: Actor Uday and Stuntman Anil Drown to Death
A deadly climax of a Kannada film claimed the lives of two actors. Two actors, Uday and Anil have drowned in a stunt gone wrong Tippagondanahalli reservoir on Magadi Road, 35km west of Bengaluru.
According to reports, three actors jumped from a helicopter into a lake while shooting the climax of the film, ‘Masthigudi’at a dam in around 35 km from capital Bengaluru. Three actors were performing some daring stunts while shooting for the film. A popular actor, Duniya Vijay, swam to safety but the other two, Anil and Uday, did not surface.
Sources said, the star actor had a safety vest, but Uday and Anil were not provided with the same. According to the industry insiders, Uday was always ready to do anything for a film. Started as a stunt dupe, he rose to fame as the villain in Duniya Vijay starrer Jayammana Maga . He has since acted in many other films as a villain. Anil, who has acted in over 25 films was also known as a body builder. Police sources say the filmmakers may be charged with negligence as there weren’t enough safety measures in place.