Prajwal Devaraj, Bullet Prakash in bike accident
Bullet Prakash was rushed to the hospital after a small mishap on the set of the Prajwal Devaraj- Meghana Raj-starrer Bhujanga near Mysuru. The climax scene required Prajwal and Prakash to do a bike stunt, in which they were propelled 35-40 feet in the air.
Rope and safety harnesses were tied around the actors and the bike, but as the last shot of the scene was being canned, the ropes that were attached to the bike snapped. Prajwal managed to stay on the bike, but sprained his hand, and Prakash, unfortunately, fell off the bike, and was injured after it landed on him.
"Four ropes were tied to the bike, one to my body belt and one to Prajwal's. The bike was 35-40 feet in the air, when suddenly, the rope on the right side of the bike got cut. As we were coming down, the one of the left also got cut. I lost my balance and fell off the bike, which fell on me, with Prajwal still on it.
We had already canned 5-6 shots of the same scene in different angels; this was the last shot. I would have died 100%, but somehow, I was lucky and escaped with only 1% injury," Prakash told us.
Prajwal, meanwhile, was sent back to his room to rest after spraining his hand. The professional that he is, the gave one last take, this time without Prakash on the bike. "We weren't supposed to do the stunt, but I like doing such things as I feel that people pay money to see me, not some body double.
So, we convinced Prakash to also do it. Everything was going fine and this happened only in the last take," he said. Both actors said that all safety measures were taken and that this was a freak incident.