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Fire mishap, Manam set burnt to ashes

Fire mishap, Manam set burnt to ashes

An enormous fire accident occurred at Annapurna Studios, Hyderabad today.

According to the fire authorities, the incident occurred between 5.30 pm and 6 pm at a set for shooting of a film.

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. "Though the flames were very high, the blaze was completely extinguished within two hours", Hyderabad Assistant District Fire Officer Y Prabhakar Reddy said. The sets made of wood caught fire rapidly, however, no casualties have been reported so far. The attractive house set that was erected for Manam movie has been used for various other movies.

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

The exact cause of the fire is still not known.


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