The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc in the country. If this wasn’t enough to hamper the world, unpleasant news has come from Ashutosh Gowariker’s movie Jodhaa Akbar, sets turning into ashes.
The set was erected for Ashutosh’s film Jodhaa Akbar starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Even after the film was released in 2008, the film set was kept intact at the studio by the studio authorities. It was also a prime attraction for people visiting.
Jodhaa Akbar’s set has been used for several Bollywood films like Kick, Bajirao Mastani, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and others. But a major fire broke out on the set today around 12.15 pm, as per News18. No casualty has been reported since no shooting happened due to Maharashtra’s lockdown. Plywood, PoP, and other things were gutted in the fire.
An official informed the publication, “Several fire-fighting vehicles from MIDC, Karjat, Khopoli and neighbouring areas were rushed to the spot and efforts to douse the flames were on.” The fire was brought under control for almost an hour and a half, and now the cooling operation is being conducted.
Major fire breaks out at ND studios in Karjat. It served a set for several movies including Jodha Akbar & Bajirao Mastani. None hurt🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Ws7pmGu1Tw
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Although the authorities have given out no exact reason behind the fire, it is suspected that it broke due to a short circuit in the electrical unit. An investigation is currently underway.
It is also worth pointing out that the ND studio, where the Jodhaa Akbar set was erected, is owned by famous art director Nitin Desai. Recently ALTBalaji’s Paurashpur, starring Annu Kapoor and Shilpa Shinde, was also shot here.
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