- The film set was situated close to the actor's farmhouse
- The fire reportedly started because of short circuit
- Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is produced by Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan
A fire broke out on the sets of Chiranjeevi's work-in-progress film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, which was located adjacent to the actor's farmhouse on the outskirts of Hyderabad, reported news agency IANS. The fire damaged a part of the sets however, no one was injured in the accident as the sets were empty when the fire broke out. The incident occurred near the Gandipet Lake. Residents of the area, who noticed the smoke at the farmhouse, alerted the police. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is being produced by Chiranjeevi's actor son Ram Charan and it is directed by Surender Reddy.
As per a News18 report, the fire started because of short circuit. Firefighters on the spot reportedly said that the short circuit occurred due to strong winds and the wires might have caught fire because of it. News18 reported that the workers on the sets also tried to douse the fire and after an hour two fire fighting units rushed in and to bring the situation under control.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is based on the life of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who rebelled against the British rule 10 years before than the First War of Independence of 1857. The teaser of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy released in August 2018 ahead of Chiranjeevi's birthday. In the spectacular teaser, Chiranjeevi as Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy gave the Britishers a run for their money.
(With inputs from IANS)