Set gutted during fire at iconic R K Studios

Mumbai : A major fire broke out at the iconic RK Films and Studios in Chembur on Saturday afternoon, BMC Disaster Control officials said.

At least six fire tenders, five water tankers and ambulances were rushed to the sprawling studio in north-east Mumbai and brought the conflagration under control after over an hour.

Rishi Kapoor, son of the studio’s founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor, tweeted: “Sad. A major fire broke out at R.K. Studios. We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thank-

fully no casualties, nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated.”

The blaze has gutted one of the main shooting venues – the set of dance reality TV show ‘Super Dancer Season 2’, but the shooting was not underway. The conflagration was confined to electrical wiring and installations on a 800-square feet ground floor area of the 70-year old studio.

“No one was present on the set while the studio caught fire. There is no casualty or injuries whatsoever. Cost of damage is not ascertained yet,” a source of a private channel shooting at the set said.

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