March 17, 2018

Fire breaks out at RK Studios in Chembur

17 September 2017, 01:15 | Austin Hogan

Massive Fire Breaks Out at RK Studio Mumbai; 6 Fire Tenders, 5 Water Tankers Rushed to Spot

Major fire breaks out at RK Studio in Mumbai

Mumbai: A major fire broke out at the iconic RK Films and Studios in Chembur on Saturday afternoon, BMC Disaster Control officials said.

The fire took place at the sets of kids' dance reality show, Super Dancer Season 2, aired on Sony.

The fire reportedly broke out at the sets of the TV show.

Though the cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained, it is reported that the fire was a result of an electric short circuit while work related to electrical wiring was under process. The set was empty at the time.

RK Studio houses the logistics of the RK Films production company, named after India's popular deceased Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor.

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"Fire took it away", tweeted Rishi, son of the studio's founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor. "Thankfully, no casualties. All your concerns appreciated", veteran actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted on behalf of the family. The fire was confined to 100×80 sq ft area on the ground floor of the studio building in the electrical wing.

Fire fighters try to douse the blaze. There is no casualty or injuries whatsoever.

The R K Studio was founded in 1948. According to reports in news agency ANI, 6 fire tender vehicles were rushed to the spot.

Flames and dense smoke were seen emanating from the studio for several hours. Fire brigade officers are now investigating the reason behind the fire. Later, his younger brother, Rajiv Kapoor, directed a film titled "Prem Granth". The last film made under the banner was "Aa Ab Laut Chalen".

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