Giant sets worth Rs 2 crore erected for the shooting of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy were gutted in a massive fire at megastar Chiranjeevi's farmhouse in Kokapet on the outskirts of Hyderabad in the wee hours of Friday.
Actor-turned-producer Ram Charan had erected the giant sets for the shooting of period drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy at the farmhouse of his father. It is learnt that the massive fire was caused by a short circuit on Friday morning. Since it was a holiday for the film unit, no loss of life is reported.
Krishnamurthy, the Principal Correspondent of Republic TV in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, shared a video of this accident and wrote: "Massive fire in megastar #Chiranjeevi's farmhouse in Kokapet on the outskirts of #Hyderabad where shooting for #SyeraaNarasimhareddy is on. Fire erupted because of short circuit. Luckily, no one was injured as it was on off day. @SrBachchan."
According to reports, the shooting of Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy was delayed due to some issues. Hence, Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan had decided to erect these giant sets in their farmhouse for a hassle-free shooting. The film unit had shot some crucial scenes in this Rs-2-crore worth set on Thursday. Though fire tenders were rushed in immediately, they could not stop the huge damage.
Later in the afternoon, Ram Charan posted on the Twitter page of his banner Konidela Pro Company, "Unfortunately, a fire broke out on our #SyeRaa set in Kokapet earlier this morning. Thankfully, everyone in the team is safe and no one is hurt. We are really looking forward for our last schedule to finish. #SyeRaaNarasimhaReddy"
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a long delayed movie and the fans of the mega family have been desperately waiting for its release. The movie was scheduled to hit the screens during Sankranti 2019, but it was postponed to August. However, the delay in its production landed its release in uncertainity. Now, this fire accident will further delay its production and release.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy is a historical war film based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy from Rayalaseema. The film, which is directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Ram Charan under the banner Konidela Production Company, stars Chiranjeevi, Sudeep, Amitabh Bachchan, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapati Babu, Nayanthara, Tamannaah and Brahmaji.
Massive fire in megastar #Chiranjeevi's farmhouse in Kokapet on the outskirts of #Hyderabad where shooting for #SyeraaNarasimhareddy is on. Fire erupted because of short circuit. Luckily, no one was injured as it was on off day. @SrBachchan pic.twitter.com/vsIIJBjpZI— krishnamurthy (@krishna0302) May 3, 2019