Music director Kishan said in Hyderabad that he received information Monday that Vijay died when they were returning from shooting. The car in which they were travelling overturned.

Vijay, a character actor who was also the choreographer, died on the spot while three others with him were injured. Vijay hails from Bapatla in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.

The film industry has urged the government to bring home Vijay's body.

The 20-member unit was initially thought to be safe. Kishan said the team had left Hyderabad on April 15 for Gorakhpur en route to Nepal.



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