Blaze at RK Studio flattens empty TV set, no casualties

Blaze at RK Studio flattens empty TV set, no casualties

The blaze gutted one of the main shooting venues - the set of dance reality TV show "Super Dancer Season 2", but the shooting was not underway.

"Sad. A major fire broke out at RK Studios".

Immediately after the fire was reported, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) immediately swung into action and moved in six fire tenders and four tankers. The fire was confined to 100×80 sq ft area on the ground floor of the studio building in the electrical wing.

The RK studio, based on VN Purav Marg in Chembur, houses the logistics of the RK Films production company, both established by and named after Bollywood actor, producer, and director Raj Kapoor.

More details are awaited. "All your concern appreciated". No casualties were reported, divisional fire officer PG Duhale told the New Indian Express.

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A massive fire on Saturday damaged India's popular RK Studio in western state of Maharashtra, police said.

The R K Studio was founded in 1948.

Fire officials initially assumed it was a minor blaze. There is no casualty or injuries whatsoever.

A source from the set said, "No one was present when the set caught fire". Fire brigade officers are now investigating the reason behind the fire.

When Raj Kapoor passed away in 1988, his elder son Randhir Kapoor took over the studio. The last film made under the RK banner was Aa Ab Laut Chalen which was directed by Rishi Kapoor.

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