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Fire mishap, Manam set burnt to ashes

14 November 2017

A major fire broke out at the famous Annapurna studios owned by Akkineni Nagarjuna located in Banjara Hills on Monday evening.

Regular reality shoes, television soaps and films are shot at the Annapurna Studios on a daily basis. Four fire trucks took about two hours to extinguish the blaze completely, police said.

Exact cause for this fire accident is yet to be known but initial reports say it is due to the short circuit. There was only physical damage to the sets.

It is reported almost eight movie sets gutted including that of Manam and Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Talking to the media he recollected the last days of his father spent on the set shooting for Manam. Due to the heavy traffic, the fire tenders arrived late and the staff members had to barricade the studio to prevent people from entering.

"But I'm very happy that none is hurt and after all, it is a set. It's only a set; we can afford to lose a set but not lives", he said. It could be around Rs 2 crore.

In 1975, Annapurna Studios was established by legendary actor ANR aka Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who named it after his wife Annapurna Akkineni. Below, check the photos and videos of the fire mishap.

Fire mishap, Manam set burnt to ashes