September 19 was an unforgettable day for Jeeva and Karthika((daughter of yesteryear’s heart-throb Radha). The duo escaped from a near-death incident in a hailstorm on a 11,000-ft mountain!
Young Hero Jeeva is playing a lead role in KV Anand’s political thriller flick ‘Ko’ which has Karthika as female lead.The film is now progressing at its brisk pace and is nearing completion. The crew had shot in the picturesque locales of Norway for the past few days.
While canning a particular song sequence involving few artistes and the lead pair Jeeva and Karthika at a hilly area in Norway, the crew was suddenly struck by hailstorm which descended on them from nowhere.
Even before they realized what had hit them, they were caught up in heavy snow that was falling on them. The lead pair and the technicians and dancers were caught up snow, not knowing how to wriggle themselves out of it. The news was passed on to the authorities and an SOS was sent after which personnel of the Norwegian Army came to the spot and rescued them after a 3-hour long grueling struggle.
The crew was airlifted by a helicopter and taken to a safe place. Only after landing in a safe location did the crew get back its breath!
“As there was a lot of mist, we decided that only 10 people from the unit would go to the real shooting spot. It was madness at the spot with a hailstorm engulfing us. A government chopper, which usually does rescue operations, was sent and it bailed us out. It was one helluva experience!” , Jeeva Said.