Shilpa Shetty's Super Dancer 2 sets at R K Studios burned to ashes!


The massive blaze that engulfed R K Studios this afternoon has gutted Shilpa Shetty's Super Dancer 2 sets completely. Sources say that all that is left of the fancy sets are ashes. Shooting for the television dance reality show for children was scheduled to begin on Monday, September 18, and last a week. It was slated to go on air on September 30 on Sony TV. As news of the fire began trending, attempts to contact Shilpa Shetty proved futile.

The fire, described as Level 2 blaze by the Mumbai Fire Brigade, broke out at Bollywood's iconic studios in Chembur this afternoon. It spread rapidly. Six fire tenders and three water tankers were rushed to the spot and traffic was brought to a standstill as firemen struggled to prevent the flames from spreading to the rest of the old studio. No casualties were reported.

The cause of the blaze was reported to  be a short circuit. Electric wiring and installations and decorations went up in flames first. No member of the Kapoor family which has owned and has been running the studio since 1948 was on the premises. But Rishi Kapoor was on his way. Sources  said the Kapoor family's big fear is that the fire might spread to R K Studio's warehouse which is like a museum of old costumes and memorabilia from Raj Kapoor's old black-and-white films.

R K Studios has had a fire on its premises before. In February 2015, when Shah Rukh Khan was shooting an episode of his television show India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kaun, a generator caught fire and caused a blackout. The show was stopped immediately and all celebrities on the sets, including Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt were safely evacuated.