Major Fire at Annapurna Studios, none hurt

Fire broke out at Annapurna Studios

In a cruel twist of fate, a day after the Akkineni family threw a wedding reception for his son Naga Chaitanya and Samantha, a massive fire gutted an entire set of Annapurna Studios. "It's only a set; we can afford to lose a set but not lives", he said.

A major fire broke out on Monday in Annapurna studios in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. "Though the flames were very high, the blaze was completely extinguished within two hours", as per reports on NDTV.

He said no casualties are reported in the incident.

Annapurna Studios was established in 1975 by Sri Akkineni Nageswara Rao and is a popular spot for shooting many films. The lovely house set that was erected for Manam movie has been used for various other movies. However there is no confirmed news on the same. While the reason for the fire is yet to be ascertained, short circuit is suspected to be the cause, he said. He said the memories of his father and legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao were associated with it. Apart from producing and distributing films, it also provides other facilities that vary from editing, dubbing, outdoor sets, sets construction.

The Annapurna staff tried their best to control the fire but they failed to stop it which resulted in a lot of damage.

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