B-town saddened over fire at 'legendary' Mumbai's RK Studios

17 September, 2017, 01:18 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • B-town saddened over fire at 'legendary' Mumbai's RK Studios

We have learnt that the set was locked and shooting was not when the fire broke. As per reports, fire is confined to electric wiring, electric installation, decoration equipment. P S Rahangdale, the chief of the Mumbai fire brigade further went on to state that after receiving the alert at 1422 hrs IST, six fire tenders and five water tankers were dispatched to douse the flames.

According to the fire brigade, the fire was reported to the control room around 2.22 p.m., and fire fighter teams reached the spot at 2.37 p.m. "Thankfully, no casualties. All your concerns appreciated", veteran actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted on behalf of the family.

Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "Just heard about the fire at RK Studios. here's hoping no one is injured".

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RK Studio: As today is Saturday, there were no people on the sets of Super dance Television show. "We have managed to bring it under control". "Cost of damage is not ascertained yet", a source of a private channel shooting at the set said.

Flames and dense smoke were seen emanating from the studio for several hours. The studio and the film company was founded in 1948 by late Raj Kapoor, the legendary showman.

The films made under the R K banner include "Aag", "Barsaat", "Awaara", "Shri 420", "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai", "Mera Naam Joker", "Bobby", "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", among others. Rishi Kapoor had directed Aa Ab Laut Chalen under the banner.

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