Mumbai, Oct 26 (TruthDive): A fire accident happened on Friday evening at Killick Nixon studio of Mumbai owned by Ekta Kapoor. The studio is located in Sakinaka. Most of the tele-soaps of Ekta Kapoor are shot in this studio, including the popular tele-soap Ye Hain Mohabbatein.
The cause for the fire accident is still not clear, but, no major losses have been reported so far. Information from the studio says that actors had been shooting for the tele-soap when the studio caught fire. Though the unit was ushered out safely, they could not prevent the major damages caused to the studio. Five to six fire engines rushed to the spot immediately to bring the raging flames under control.
The shooting of the TV show ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ was underway. A source from the team of the TV show said the star cast of ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ was having their shots for a vital scene when the fire caught on the sets but, nothing to worry, everybody escaped the fire and doing fine.
The lead actress of the show, Divyanka Tripathy, tweeted, “Everyone including the artists and the crew members are safe”.
However, such fire accidents are not rare happening in the television world. Previously, popular comedy television show Comedy Nights with Kapil’s sets caught fire resulting in severe damage. The accident caused the producers to run around for an alternative location. Even though such fire accidents send out rumors stating it happened around insurance claims and competition over the show, actors say mostly it is carelessness that has to be blamed. Also, sets of Diya aur Baati Hum were caught in fires.
The latest incident has once again brought into focus the need to address safety concerns in the shooting sets. The third incident in recent times has forced those involved in the industry to take extra care.