Friday, April 4, 2008
1.5 for varanam ayiram
Surya-starrer Varanam Aayiram's shooting was progressing at the Gateway of India, Mumbai, when the most startling accident occurred. It was precisely during a song sequence that involved Surya and Sameera Reddy.
According to reliable sources, the song was filmed by an assistant cameraman with a high-tech camera, costing about Rs. 1.5 crore, fastened to his hip. While the assistant was moving behind the actors canning the shots, he tripped unexpectedly and in the tumult the camera broke to pieces. It is also said that the assistant suffered severe head injuries and was admitted to a hospital. However, everything ended well with shooting resuming a day later with a similar type of camera.