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Bengaluru: Two Kannada actors feared dead after jumping from copter during shoot

The shooting of an action sequence for an upcoming Kannada movie turned tragic, when two actors who jumped off a copter into Tippagondanahalli reservoir, 35 km west of Bengaluru, were feared drowned on Monday afternoon.

The actors, Uday and Anil, jumped into the water around 2.48 pm. Panic spread when they did not emerge from water after the stipulated time. The fire and emergency services were immediately called.

The duo was shooting for director Nagashekar's Maasti Gudi, featuring popular actor Duniya Vijay.

Vijay had also jumped with the duo, but survived and swam to the shore on time.

The film star reportedly had a safety vest, but Uday and Anil were not provided with the same.

A boat was expected to pick up the actors after they had jumped into the water but, it is suspected that the delay in the boat reaching the spot might have resulted in the tragedy.

A fire tender was stationed at the lake as part of the safety arrangement at the shooting location, said fire control room officials.

Around 3 pm, the control room received a call from the unit on the ground, requesting for a search and rescue team after the duo was feared drowned.