The filmmaker and a former associate of acclaimed Kollywood director, Venkat Pakkar of Shankar 2.0, is no more. The youngster was killed in a tragic road accident early on Friday in Tamil Nadu’s Coimbatore. AV Arun Prasath was to debut with GV Prakash’s much-delayed 4G.
The yet-to-be-released movie was to see him get introduced to the Tamil film industry as Venkat Pakkar.
As per early reports, the youngster was motorcycle-bound when the accident took place. His vehicle was rammed into by a lorry. More details about the incident are awaited.
The director of the yet to be released Tamil film 4G (GV Prakash starrer), AV. Arun Prasath (a youngster & a former associate of Dir Shankar sir) passed away in a road accident. He's credited in the film's poster as Venkat Pakkar.
Highly Unfortunate. May his soul RIP 🙏
— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) May 15, 2020
Prakash, the film’s hero, took to Twitter to condole the death of his director. “I am extremely saddened by the demise of my dear friend Venkat Pakkar, a friendly human who was always positive-minded. My sincere condolences to his friends and the bereaved family. I pray to God for him. May his soul rest in peace,” he wrote (as translated from Tamil).
எப்போதும் நட்போடும் நம்பிக்கையோடும் பழகும் ஒரு இனிய சகோதரன் என் இயக்குனர் வெங்கட் பாக்கர் சாலை விபத்தில் மரணமடைந்த செய்தி கேட்டு மிகுந்த துயருற்றேன்…
அவரை இழந்து வாடும் உறவினர்களுக்கும் நண்பர்களுக்கும் என் ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கல்..
நண்பரின் ஆன்மா இறைவனடி இளைப்பாறட்டும் @AVArunPrasath 😭 pic.twitter.com/wQvtoYOTTF
— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) May 15, 2020
It was in 2016 that 4G was announced. Starring AR Rahman’s nephew (GV Prakash) as the male lead and Gayathri Suresh as the female lead, it is produced by CV Kumar. The project had been getting delayed for years before its shoot was stalled due to the lockdown.
It was on May 13, popular comedian Michael Madhu of the Kannada film industry passed away after suffering from a heart attack. Bullet Prakash, Ravi Vallathol are some of the other popular actors from south who recently passed away.