Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Fire breaks out at Mumbai's iconic RKStudios

Fire breaks out at Mumbai's iconic RKStudios

Fire breaks out at RK Studios in Mumbai on September 16th.

Assistant Municipal Commissioner, M West ward, Harshad Kale said that while the fire completely damaged the studio, the office building within the premises did not sustain any damage.

Chief Fire Officer P.S. Rahangdale said, "Electrical installations, shooting equipment, clothes, imitation jewellery, furniture, decoration equipment and an air conditioning duct were damaged in the fire".

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Apparently, 11 fire engines, five water tankers and ambulances were rushed to douse the blaze.

Officials of the emergency services are now at the scene of the incident and no injuries or casualties have been reported yet. Another firefighter said as the studio was an airtight structure with no open space, the heat built up fast, blowing away the walls and the roofs. "We have managed to bring it under control", he added.

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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"The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained". However, prima facie it appears electric short circuit has triggered the blaze, reports said. Rishi Kapoor just tweeted revealing that they have lost the iconic Stage 1 but thankfully there were no injuries. The fire cooling exercise was on till 9 pm. "All your concerns appreciated", Rishi had tweeted earlier in the evening.

The gutted RK Studios in Chembur on Saturday. When Raj Kapoor died in 1988, his elder son Randhir took over the studio. The fire will automatically raise high if it is not put off and it spreads across.

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