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Published: June 1, 2018 11:29:57 am
Kannada filmmaker Santosh Shetty Kateel had won many accolades for his children’s movie titled Kanasu – Kannu Teredaga. Santosh who was dressed in a special costume for a photoshoot accidentally slipped into the falls and drowned to death. Sources at the site also reported that the team was warned against the force of the water but the crew ignored the warning. A case has been booked under Indian Penal Code 304(a) at Belthangady police station against his four friends as they accompanied Shetty to the site without obtaining necessary permits. A village local allegedly found his body at roughly 12:30 pm. During the shoot, it is reported that he slipped along with his heavy costume and drowned. After obtaining his animation degree, Santosh Shetty Kateel had worked in the TV industry first and then ventured into filmmaking. The group left for the photoshoot at Ermayi falls on Wednesday morning. The incident is said to have taken place between 10:15 am and 10:30 am. They started the work on the photoshoot where Santosh Shetty Kateel was supposed to don a heavy suit made of metal to look like a robot and get pictures clicked so that it appeared that he is standing on water. He had won many accolades for his children’s movie titled Kanasu – Kannu Teredaga.