Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions’ godown caught fire in Mumbai caught fire at 2:30 in the morning .
The fire damaged many props including books, artefacts, costumes that were developed since 80 located.
The fire reportedly, started around 2.30am and 12 fire engines were arranged to extinguish the fire. "Investigation is underway to identify the source of the fire," The Hindu quoted a senior police inspector, Jyotsna Rasam, as saying. "We have disconnected their electric and water supply. Action will be taken if lapses are found," added chief fire officer PS Rahangdale.
The production house has leased the unit from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) and it was used for storage purpose, mostly to store clothes, shooting and office pieces of equipment etc.
The fire brigade pressed eight fire engines and six water tankers into service and doused the Level III (medium) blaze. Fortunately, there was no loss of lives and the fire was put out in just three hours.
There has been no official statement from Karan or his team yet about the incident as of yet.
Some of the material that were reported to be destroyed belonged to Dharma Productions’ upcoming projects that include Student Of The Year 2, Drive, Good News, Brahmastra and Takht.
Dharma Productions was started by Yash Johar in 2004 and later Karan took the reins. The production house has given many hits over the years including Kesari, Simba among others.
The production house will soon release Punit Malhotra's Student Of The Year 2 starring Tiger Shroff and debutantes Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday. Dharma also has Good News, Sooryavanshi and Takht, among others, in the pipeline.