Kannada actor Deepak, who is popularly known as junior Shankar Nag in Sandalwood, had a miraculous escape on Thursday during the shooting for his upcoming movie Magadi in Bangkok. He fell off in the waters of the sea when the boat in which he was traveling crashed and pushed him aside.
It was reported earlier that budding Kannada star Deepak died in the accident. The news started making rounds in the air after a Kannada TV news channel reported about his death. The shocking news circulated like a wind from one cell phone to another. But producer Ba. Ma. Harish of Magadi has confirmed that he is still alive and fine.
Talking to a news channel, Ba. Ma. Harish, who is in Bangalore, said, “We were shocked by Deepak's death news. We came to know that he is safe, when we contacted our crew members in Bangkok." The producer added, “We don't know who started the news of his death circulating."
Deepak had left for Bangkok along with the film unit for the shooting of his latest kannada film Magadi. He was shooting for a song at Pattaya, when the boat accident took place. The unit left with a shock when they did not see the actor for long time. So the rumours about Deepak's death hit the screens of Suvarana News channel.
However, Deepak spoke to another Kannada news channel TV 9 over phone and cleared the air. He admitted the accident and said, “I feel like coming back to life." The Kannada actor added that he has another two days shooting work. He would take rest and then start shooting for the film Magadi. He will return to Bangalore in four days.