Tovino talks about how he got burnt during shooting
Actor Tovino Thomas had sustained burn injuries during the shooting of the movie ‘Edakkad Battalion 06’ and it was widely reported by the media. The mishap occurred while shooting an action scene for the movie.
Though the director had asked Tovino to use a body double, he insisted on not using a dupe. This later led to social media criticism against him. In an interview with Mathrubhumi Club FM, Tovino opened up about what had happened on that day.
“It was an action sequence. Fire was created using SR gum. It was necessary for the movie. But we cannot control fire. I felt it spreading and touching my neck. Now there is a burn on my ear. My moustache and eyebrows were burned slightly. Luckily, nothing serious happened,” Tovino said.
“I didn’t know what was happening to me. I did not do it intentionally for taking risk. It was essential for that shot. What really happened is seen in the video. I had put up a post in this regard. Some people even commented asking ‘oh nothing happened?’ I will try next time,” Tovino laughed.
‘Edakkad Battalion 06’ is the directorial debut of Swapnesh K. Nair. Tovino Thomas and Samyuktha Menon are playing the lead roles in the movie after ‘Theevandi’. Actor-director P. Balachandran has prepared the screenplay.
Sreekanth Bhasi, Thomas Joseph Pattathanam and Jayanth Mammen are producing the movie under the banner of Ruby Films and Carnival Motion Pictures. The songs are composed by Kailas Menon to the lyrics penned by Hari Narayanan. Seenu Siddharth has handled cinematography.