Two co-artistes who went for movie shooting near Mannargudi drowned in a pond.
Director Sargunam is one who directed movie ‘Kalavaani’. Following movie ‘Vaagai Sooda Vaa’, Sargunam directs movie ‘Naiyandi’.
The shooting for the movie is being held in village locations. For the last one week, shooting is being held in Eda Melaiyur, a village near Mannargudi, Tiruvarur District.
As director Sargunam returned to Chennai, the shooting was not held today.
Three co-artistes into the movie, Saraswathi (24), Sukanya (22), and Viji (21) stepped into a pond to take bath. These three did not know swimming.
They were taking bath in the front portion of the pond, and as they moved towards the deeper part of the pond, they were trapped amidst plants. Both Saraswathi and Viji drowned in the pond. Sukanya was struggling in the water. Passersby, who saw Sukanya struggling in the water, rescued her. Bodies of both Saraswathi and Viji were pulled ashore.
Police rushed to the place and took the bodies of Saraswathi and Viji to Mannargudi Government Hospital for post-mortem. Sukanya was sent for treatment. She is being given intensive treatment in Government Hospital.
The instance of the drowning of co-artistes spread like wildfire. The mishap has plunged other cine co-artistes into grief.