A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 jolted Kashmir at around 11 pm on March 21st that caused high panic amongst the people of the state. The tremors were felt right up to the Delhi-NCR area that is said to lasted between 45 seconds to one and a half minutes. Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan also experienced heavy jolts but no casualities have been reported anywhere at the time of this writing.
It is well known that Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Leo’ movie directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is being shot in Kashmir from the beginning of February and will continue till March 25th. It is reported that the film’s cast and crew also experiences the tremors and initially thought it was heavy winds and only later realized that it was a quake. Rathnakumar the writer of the film posted on Twitter “Blooody Earthquake” while producer Seven Screen Studios assured fans that the team was safe accompanied by a meme video featuring Vadivelu shaking in fear from ‘Chandramukhi’.
Thalapathy Vijay and Trisha are part of the current schedule and sources say that they are safe. Several cast and crew members have shared on social media that they did get a scare but all are okay now. Reports say that after the hotel building shook by the impact a majority of them got to the ground floor reception area and some also went outside the hotel.