A fatal accident happened on the sets of Kannada film Ranam which claimed the lives of a mother and daughter. The deceased identified are Sumana Bhanu (28) and her daughter Ayra Bhanu (7) who were the victims of the cylinder explosion on the sets.
The film stars Varalakshmi Sarathkumar, Chiranjeevi Sartja and Chetan who have expressed their grief over the tragic death of the two commoners. Reacting to the accident, Chiranjeevi tweeted, “I have just heard heard of the tragic incident which has taken place on the sets of #Ranam … firstly Im extremely shocked and saddened to to hear that innocent lives have been lost due to the cylinder blast… secondly i am trying to get in touch with the crew (since i was not actively present on the sets today) … third, i want to thank my well wishers, fans and friends who have called me concerning my well being… thank u all… want to assure that i am doing fine and sorry i couldn’t respond to your calls and messages at that time as i was travelling back to Bangalore from Mysore. God Speed.. JAI ANJANEYA. [sic]”
Meanwhile, Chetan tweeted, “I was not present on the sets when the unfortunate incident occurred. I am extremely pained that a mother and her daughter have been killed due to the blast. I have gone to Bagalur to condole the deaths of two innocents lives. We stand with the family during their difficult times”.
According to reports, Tabrez Khan along with his wife and daughter were spotted at the shooting spot. After they disembarked from the car, mother-0daguter stood very close the cylinder kept on the sets, as Khan stood distant. Due to unknown reason the cylinder exploded claiming the lives of the mother-daughter. Seemanth Kumar Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police said, “Case against those responsible for the deaths by not following the procedure will be booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder under section 304 of the Indian Penal Code. After the incident the entire film have escaped from the spot”.