A massive fire broke out on the sets of TV show 'Super Dancer' at the RK Studios in Mumbai. As per PTI reports, it was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, and decoration equipment and the situation was brought under control after six fire attendants and five water tankers rushed to the spot. The studio was established by legendary actor Raj Kapoor and is located in the suburbs of Chembur.
However, there was no crew on the set, Saturday being the reason.
"Fire was controlled within two hours. Half of the portion of RK Studio gutted," P G Duhal, Division Fire Officer said.
Super Dancer Season 2 is expected to premiere on September 30 and has already shot a couple of episodes in the studio. However, no shoot was scheduled for Saturday and the team will return to shoot after a reconstruction of the set by the first week of October, reported news agency PTI.
"The show is shot at R K Studio, but there was no shoot planned for today as the channel had already shot a couple of episodes. The next shoot is planned for the first week of October. We are hopeful that we will be able to make amends by that time and get the set ready," a source close to the show was quoted while interacting with PTI.
"The show to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television will go on the floor by September 30," the source stated further.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor took to micro-blogging site Twitter to express his dejection regarding the same.
"Sad. A major fire broke out at RK Studios. We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated," Rishi tweeted.
Sad A major fire broke out at RK StudiosWe have lost the iconic Stage 1 Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 16, 2017
"A Studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all R K Films is tragic for all. Fire took it away," he tweeted further.
A Studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all RK Films,is tragic for all. Fire took it away— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 16, 2017
The first movie produced by the RK Studio was 'Aag', which was released in 1948, the same year of its establishment. The film did not get a good response from the audience and failed at the box-office.
(With PTI inputs)