Two actors, Raghava Uday and Anil drowned while shooting for a dare-devil action scene which required them to jump into a lake from a helicopter for a Kannada film named Masthi Gudi and this has left actor John Abraham extremely disturbed and he said that the producers should be held culpable. The two actors were not even provided with life jackets during the stunt!
"I believe one of those boys who drowned clearly told the producers he couldn't swim properly. There was no proper permission for them to jump in the lake, no safety measures. I think the producers should be held culpable. This is human lives we are talking about.How can someone's life be taken so lightly?"
He further commented, "I take this pointless death of the two actors very personally. This accident is horrific, shameful and avoidable. I belong to the same space where action scenes have often put me in very dangerous places."
John Abraham said that action heroes and stuntmen have a lot to be scared about, "It's okay when safety measures are taken. In my case when I perform dangerous stunts I make sure the optimum safety is ensured.I not only ensure my own safety during stunts I also make sure the others doing stunts with me are safe. When I was shooting stunts with Varun (Dhawan) in Dhishoom, I'd check my harness as well as Varun's. I am also insured against injury and I recommend all actors should do the same."