Today while filming a reality dance show Super Dancer a major fire broke out on the sets at the iconic RK Studio, founded by legendary Raj Kapoor.
According to the fire officials, there was no crew present on the sets, at the time of the incident, therefore no injuries have been reported so far.
Again the official added, “Six fire tenders and five water tankers were rushed to the site to contain the blaze.”
“The show is shot at R K Studio, but there was no shoot planned for today as the channel had already shot a couple of episodes. The next shoot is planned for the first week of October. We are hopeful that we will be able to make amends by that time and get the set ready.
“The show to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television will go on the floor by September 30,” sources from the channel said.
PS Rahangdale, chief of the Mumbai fire brigade, said the fire was reported around 2.20 pm. And then added, “The blaze was brought under control by evening. The cooling operations are still on. There is no report of anyone suffering injury in the fire so far.”
Thick and dark smoke enveloped the entire area as flames swept through the basement of the sprawling studio, where cinema legend Raj Kapoor, his siblings, and children made a number of films over the decades.
The area witnessed traffic snarls as fire tenders, water tankers and several ambulances were rushed to the site.
Another fire brigade official confirmed that the ground floor of the studio was gutted in the blaze.
Expressing sadness over the incident, actor Rishi Kapoor, son of Raj Kapoor, tweeted, “Sad a major fire broke out at RK Studio. We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated.”
Sad A major fire broke out at RK StudiosWe have lost the iconic Stage 1 Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 16, 2017
Anupam Kher wrote, “Feeling terrible about the #RKStudio fire. Have unbelievable memories and life lessons about the legendary studio. Hope people are safe.”
Feeling terrible about the #RKStudio fire. Have unbelievable memories and life lessons about the legendary studio. Hope people are safe.
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) September 16, 2017
Actor Boman Irani also expressed his sadness on Twitter by writing, “Sad about the fire at #RKStudio! Hard to see history in flames. Hope all are safe….that’s what matters. Even the great RK would wish that.”
Sad about the fire at #RKStudio! Hard to see history in flames. Hope all are safe….that's what matters. Even the great RK would wish that.
— Boman Irani (@bomanirani) September 16, 2017
Farhan Akhtar also shared on twitter stating Just heard about the fire at RK Studios.. here’s hoping no one is injured.
Just heard about the fire at RK Studios.. here's hoping no one is injured.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 16, 2017
The iconic studio was founded in 1948. The films made under the RK 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. The last film made under the banner was “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.