On Monday authorities have launched a search operation for two actors who went missing here after jumping off a helicopter into a water reservoir during a Kannada movie shoot.
The shooting was going on at a lake for Kannada film “Maasti Gudi”, starring actor Duniya Vijay, police and Kannada film industry sources said.
News footage showed two people first leaping from the helicopter followed by another person.
While Duniya Vijay, who plays the protagonist, swam to safety, the two others are missing. Sub-inspector Ravi of Tavarekere police station told reporters that a search was on.
Media Sources said proper precautions were not taken during them movie shoot. Reportedly, no ambulance or speed boats were kept on stand by during the shoot.
Actor Duniya Vijay swam to safety but two others, identified as Anil and Uday, went missing after being seen trying to swim. A criminal case is being registered against the film unit.