One person died in the recent fire that destroyed two film sets in Mumbai. A fire broke out on the sets located at Chitrakoot Grounds in suburban Andheri West on Friday. The sets of director Luv Ranjan’s forthcoming untitled movie, which features Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor, and the sets of a Rajshri Production film were destroyed in the fire.
The fire, which was doused after five hours with the help of 8 fire engines, five water jetties, and other equipment, claimed the life of a 32-year-old, according to a report. In the mean time, another person was injured in the fire.
Civic officials told PTI that Manish Devashi, who was injured in the fire, was declared brought dead at civic-run Cooper Hospital. Ashok Dubey, General Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees, said that a person, who was doing set lighting work on Luv Ranjan’s movies sets, likewise sustained minor injuries.
The fire began in a temporary pandal, where a few wooden items were stored. Nonetheless, the reason for the fire isn’t yet clear. In the mean time, Ashok Dubey claimed that the project worker, who erected these sets was the same person who had erected the movie set at Bangur Nagar, which had caught fire a year-and-a-half ago.
He said, “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.”