- Fire on the sets of dance reality TV show 'Super Dancer Season 2'
- 6 fire engines and 5 water tankers were rushed to battle the blaze
- Mumbai fire brigade chief said they are still struggling to contain fire
At least six fire engines and five water tankers were rushed to battle the blaze that has gutted one of the main shooting venues of the studio, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Control officials said.
P S Rahangdale, chief of the Mumbai fire brigade, said fire personnel are still struggling to contain the fire. "There is no report of anyone suffering injury in the fire so far," he said.
Thick dark smoke enveloped the entire area as flames swept through the basement of the sprawling studio, where Raj Kapoor, his siblings and children made a number of films over the decades.
The fire was reported around 2.20 pm, a senior fire brigade official said.
"Luckily, no one was injured as the set of the Sony Entertainment Television show was locked and no one was shooting.... We shot at the location last week, and the next shoot was scheduled for September 29 or 30," news agency IANS quoted a person as saying.
"The fire mishap will not delay the show, and its premiere date will remain the same," the person said.
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
The R K Studio was founded in 1948. The films made under the R K banner include "Aag", "Barsaat", "Awaara", "Shri 420", "Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai", "Mera Naam Joker", "Bobby", "Satyam Shivam Sundaram", "Ram Teri Ganga Maili", among others. The last film made under the banner was "Aa Ab Laut Chalen".
When Raj Kapoor died in 1988, his elder son, Randhir, took over the studio. Later, his younger brother, Rajiv Kapoor, directed a film titled "Prem Granth". Even Rishi Kapoor tried his hands at direction with "Aa Ab Laut Chalen".
(With Inputs From PTI and IANS)