A technician died after allegedly coming in contact with a live wire during the shooting of Anushka Sharma-starrer ‘Pari’ in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, police said yesterday. Sharma is also the producer of the film.
Shah Alam (28), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, had probably touched the live wire in a bamboo bush at the location spot, a senior police officer said.
The incident took place at the shooting location at Korolberia under Leather Complex police station limits.
“We are looking into the matter. The body has been sent for post-mortem and we are waiting for the report. Primarily, it seems that he died of electrocution. The scene was being shot around a bamboo bush where lights were fitted to illuminate the objects and the main characters. He probably touched one of the live wires,” the officer added.
Alam was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead. The shooting of the film has been stopped, according to the police.
Pari, a horror love story is directed by debutant Prosit Roy. It also stars Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee.