Major fire at Nagarjuna’s Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad chars sets of ‘Manam’

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Major fire at Nagarjuna’s Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad chars sets of ‘Manam’

 

 

A major fire broke out at Annapurna studio in Banjara Hills on Monday evening. According to the sources, two Telugu film sets were burnt down in the fire accident which occurred at around 5.30 and 6 pm in the evening. The sets were said to be empty when the incident happened and no casualties were reported so far.

One of the sets, which is a beautiful house, was erected for the superhit Telugu film ‘Manam’ that featured three generations of the Akkineni family. The other set is for Chiranjeevi’s ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, an upcoming big-budget period flick based on the life of legendary freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.

Several movies, reality shows and television episodes are shot in Annapurna studio on a regular basis and sources said there were quite a few people in the studio when fire mishap happened.

A fire broke out on a film set at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills yesterday evening. Four fire trucks took about two hours to extinguish the blaze completely, police said.

“A film set caught fire at around 6:15 in the evening. Though the flames were very high, the blaze was completely extinguished within two hours,” Hyderabad Assistant District Fire Officer Y Prabhakar Reddy said.

He said no casualties were reported. Another fire officer said a short-circuit may have caused the blaze, though the exact cause is being investigated.

 

Annapurna Studios, promoted by actor Akkineni Nagarjuna, was set up in 1975 by late Telugu actor Nageswara Rao Akkineni.

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