The body of Raghava Uday, one of the actors, who drowned in T G Halli during a film shoot has been found by search teams. Teams of National Disaster Response Force, Fire and safety personnel along with the help of local fishermen had been searching the T G Halli reservoir waters since Monday evening for bodies of actors Uday and Anil.
After 2 days of search operations the teams found Uday's body in a highly decomposed state. Search will continue for Anil. Bengaluru District Commissioner, Shankar addressed the media soon after the body was found and declared that the body was of Anil. However Duniya Vijay, the lead actor of the movie clarified later and said, "We have found Uday in a highly decomposed state. We will continue searching for Anil".
Uday's body was moved to a distance in an ambulance to avoid crowding. Dozens of people are thronging T G Halli reservoir as search operations have continued over the last 2 days.
Search operation teams with the help of divers, underwater cameras had been relentlessly searching for the bodies of both actors who drowned while shooting ana ction sequence for upcoming kannada movie 'Masti Gudi'
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Both actors along with the movie's lead actor Duniya Vijay had jumped off a helicopter from a height of over 100 feet into the water for the climax action sequence of the movie. The mishap had taken place at around 3 PM on Monday even.
The local police had filed an FIR against the film's producer, director, stunt director and 2 assistant directors mainly under IPC sections 304(A) and 308.