Major Fire accident in Annapurna Studios today; No loss of life

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A film set was gutted in a fire that broke out at Annapurna Film Studios here on Monday evening, police said. Fortunately it was contained and no one was injured. The set which was erected for blockbuster Manam movie that featured Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Nagarjuna, Naga Chaitanya, Akhil and Samantha was reduced to ashes.

He said the blaze was brought under control within a couple of hours and said eyewitnesses reported noticing smoke emerging from a corner before flames engulfed the entire set. According to another Fire official, the exact cause of the blaze was being ascertained.

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Four fire engines were rushed to doused the fire at the studio owned by the family of popular actor Akkineni Nagarjuna in posh Banjara Hills. Another report states that Chiranjeevi's upcoming film -Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy's sets incurred serious damage as well. Annapurna studios was established by Nageswara Rao Akkineni and at present, Akkineni Nagarjuna is the chairman of the same. Apart from producing and distributing films, it also provides other facilities that vary from editing, dubbing, outdoor sets, sets construction.

Only recently the famous RK Studios was caught in a severe incident.

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