‘Housefull 4’: After worker’s death on the sets, producer Sajid Nadiadwala aids his family
Akshay Kumar‘s upcoming film ‘Housefull 4′ film looks like is jinxed for some reason. After the unceremonious of exits of Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar from the project due to sexual harassment allegations in the wake of #MeToo movement has now faced another trouble as a worker working on the film lost his life on the sets. Post the worker’s death, producer of the film Sajid Nadiadwala has aided the family of the deceased worker and has paid Rs 35 lakhs.
During the set building process of Akshay Kumar‘s much-awaited film ‘Housefull 4′, an assistant welder, Solai Karuppan, 44, met with an accident on the set which led to his death, reported Times Now News. Solai Karuppan was critically injured on August 22. He was immediately admitted to the Lifeline Hospital in Goregaon, after fighting for his life over a month, he passed away on October 5.
The daughter of Solayi, Deepika told the portal, “My father worked in the film industry for almost 25 years, he was the only earning member of the family. It is a huge loss for us emotionally and even financially. We know of another family who went through a similar situation but did not receive any financial help whereas for us, Sajid Nadiadwala Sir has supported us financially and emotionally. We are very grateful to him for his contribution of 35 lakhs towards our well being for the future. He tried his best to save him by giving my father the best of doctors and timely treatments when required but unfortunately he could not survive. He has also taken care of my father’s hospital bills of Rs. 11 lakhs.”
‘Housefull 4’ is a popular franchise starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and is slated to hit screens in 2019 and the film will now be directed by Farhad Samji after Sajid Khan’s ouster.