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Massive Fire At RK Studio, No Casualties Reported

16 September 2017

A big fire broke out at Mumbai's iconic RK Studio at Chembur on Saturday afternoon, reports said. The fire has been confined to electric wiring, electric installation, and decoration equipment.

"We have pressed five fire engines and four water tanks to douse the fire", said a senior fire official.

Officials of the emergency services are now at the scene of the incident and no injuries or casualties have been reported yet. It is being reported that the fire on the sets of the TV show "Super Dancer".

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PS Rahangdale, the chief of the Mumbai fire brigade, said an alert call was received by the department around 2.22 pm and firefighters reached the spot within five minutes.

The major fire seems to have left the studio with extensive damages.

There were no crew members present on the set at the time. Under the RK banner, several films were produced by Raj Kapoor and his sons Randhir, Rishi and Rajiv.

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Kapoor dynasty has made number of films over the decades in India.

The fire was reported around 1422 hrs and could be controlled only post 1700 hrs.

Ironically, the first movie shot in the studio which is named after Raj Kumar, was "Aag" back in 1948.

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As the fire spread from all the sides, red flames and smoke billowed out.

Massive Fire At RK Studio, No Casualties Reported