Unscripted Climax of Kannada Film: Actor Uday and Stuntman Anil Drown to Death

Popular actor Duniya Vijay and two other actors, Anil and Uday, jumped into the lake from a helicopter for the stunt. Vijay, who had a safety vest, swam to safety but the other two could not surface.

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.