A major fire broke out at RK Studios in Mumbai on Saturday, leaving the structure severely damaged. However, there was no report of any injury.
The fire broke out at around 2.30 pm. Six vehicles of fire brigade along with five water tankers were engaged in firefighting efforts. The ground floor of the studio has been completely gutted. Some work related to electrical wiring was ongoing at the studio when a small short-circuit resulted in the blaze, reported The Indian Express.
TV reality show Super Dancer show’s shooting was underway when the fire broke out. Famous movies like Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Bobby (1973), Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Prem Rog (1982) and Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985) were produced here, reports ABP News.
Many celebrities have expressed their sadness over the damage and loss.
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
Just heard about the fire at RK Studios.. here's hoping no one is injured.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 16, 2017
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
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
Just so so sad to see the iconic #RKStudios go up in flames like that. 😢Thank God no casualties. 🙏🏻— SONAL CHAUHAN (@sonalchauhan7) September 17, 2017
#Rkstudios fire will sadden everyone as its seeped in our psyche.. I have shot for months on that iconic stage no1.. 😢— Rohit Roy (@rohitroy500) September 16, 2017
The popular studio was founded and set up by showman Raj Kapoor in 1948. Some iconic films such as “Aag”, “Barsaat”, “Awaara”, “Shri 420”, “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”, “Mera Naam Joker”, “Bobby”, “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, and “Ram Teri Ganga Maili” were made under this banner.
However, no film has been shot since the release of 1999 film, “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.
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