The fire at a film set in Hyderabad's Annapurna Studios broke out at 6:15 in the evening
A fire broke out on a film set at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad's Banjara Hills yesterday evening. Four fire trucks took about two hours to extinguish the blaze completely, police said.
"A film set caught fire at around 6:15 in the evening. Though the flames were very high, the blaze was completely extinguished within two hours," Hyderabad Assistant District Fire Officer Y Prabhakar Reddy said.
He said no casualties were reported. Another fire officer said a short-circuit may have caused the blaze, though the exact cause is being investigated.
Annapurna Studios, promoted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, was set up in 1975 by late Telugu actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni.
It mainly produces and distributes Telugu films and also provides production facilities, including sound stages for set construction, outdoor sets, editing, dubbing and digital intermediate suites.