A level 2 fire broke out around 4.30 pm on Friday at two adjacent film sets one of which is reportedly led by Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. According to reports, it took over five hours to douse the fire, and led to one person’s death. Manish Devashi (32), who was injured in the fire, was reportedly declared brought dead at civic-run Cooper Hospital.
A civic official revealed that it took eight fire engines, five water jetties and other equipment to douse the fire. Ashok Dubey, General Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees revealed one of the film sets was of Rajshri Productions and another of director Luv Ranjan’s new film.
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According to Mumbai fire chief, Hemant Parab, “The fire was confined to various decorative material, plywood, electric wiring, wooden furniture etc. which was used for the installation of a temporary studio film set with a cement sheet roofed shed having a height of approximately 30 to 40 feet in the open Chitrakoot ground.”
Meanwhile, Indian Express revealed that Ashok Dubey alleged the contractor for the sets who the same film set as Bangur Nagar which had caught fire a year and a half ago. “Fires keep breaking out quite often (on film sets) and we fail to understand on what basis the municipal corporation gives permission to build sets. Fire safety rules should be followed,” Dubey told the portal.
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One dead in fire at film studio sets at Chitrakoot Studio in Andheri West, Mumbai | Manish Dewasi was declared dead on arrival at BMC’s Cooper Hospital. Another employee of light vendor Arjun lightly injured in the incident. Fire ravaged the set of Luv Ranjan’s untitled film. pic.twitter.com/wdU60itaNP
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Free Press Journal reported that an eyewitness of the incident revealed the set was almost complete and the staff was testing the lighting during which an electrical short circuit took place resulting in the fire. The fire caught speed as a large amount of wooden material was on the set.
The total loss acquired due to the fire at the film set must have added up to more than 50 lakhs, another source revealed to the portal.
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