Mumbai, June 24: Three unit members of the film Dabangg 2 were injured during the shooting of an action sequence at Bandra's Mehboob Studio on Saturday evening.
Actor Salman Khan, who was not shooting but was present on the sets, immediately picked up the injured and drove them to hospital. The actor, after admitting the injured, came out and told mediapersons, "Everything is fine. It is just that it took us time to reach the hospital because of a traffic jam between Mehboob Studio and Lilavati Hospital."
Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) general secretary Dinesh Chaturvedi, who visited the set after the incident, said, "A car jump was being filmed when the accident happened. The car was supposed to jump and land at a distance of 50 feet. Instead it went further and landed in front of the still photographer Ajay Thakur who has been seriously injured. Two other fighters Rupesh Mantri and Sudesh Kumar were also injured."
A source from the unit said, "All the injured persons are conscious and recuperating well and there is not much of a worry."
Chaturvedi said, "We are touched by Salman's gesture of taking the injured to hospital. Such acts do not happen in our industry. I have been told that Salman will be taking care of all medical expenses of the injured and will also pay compensation. A hospital spokesperson said three technicians were admitted to Lilavati Hospital's sixth floor ICU. Their condition is stable but they will be under observation for 72 hours under the care of Dr Abdul Ansari.