Kolkata: A Bollywood technician, Shah Alam (28), has died during the shooting of Anushka Sharma-starrer “PARI” after allegedly coming in contact with live wire at the outdoor in South 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.
The incident took place yesterday at the shooting location at Korolberia under Leather Complex police station limits, a senior police officer said.
“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 the person died of electrocution,” the police officer said.
Shah Alam (28), a resident of Uttar Pradesh, had probably touched the live wire in a bamboo bush at the location spot after the shooting was over, the officer said.
“The scene was shot around a bamboo bush where lights were fitted to illuminate the objects and the main characters.
He probably had touched one of the live wires,” he said.
Shah, was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, he added.
The shooting of the film at that location has been temporarily stopped.
“Pari” is an upcoming Hindi mysterious love story, set to be released on 9 Feb 2018. The production of the movie started on 13 June 2017.
Pari is Anushka Sharma’s third production with her production house, Clean Slate Films and is primarily a love story.
The film is co-produced by Clean Slate Films and KriArj Entertainment. Directed by debutant Prosit Roy, the film also stars Parambrata Chatterjee and Gurmeet Chaudhary.