A huge fire broke out last evening on the sets of Kesari starring Akshay Kumar, in The Wai, Maharashtra. Six fire tenders were positioned at the location to control the damage.
The incident happened when the last leg of the film’s shoot was taking place. Akshay Kumar had already shot his portion of the day and had left for his home in Mumbai. Luckily no casualty has been reported so far in the fire that ravaged the sets last evening, the film’s spokesperson said. The film's sets however has been destroyed. Sources confirmed that it was a mini blast which was supposed to be controlled but it went out of hand. As per a set insider, war sequences were being shot when a blast happened, causing the fire. It, however, hasn’t been known yet what caused the blast. The amount of damage to set property is also not certain right now. Kesari, also starring Parineeti Chopra, is based on the Battle of Saragarhi (1897), in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. Kesari is co-produced by Karan Johar, Twinkle Khanna and Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha.
The film is directed by Anurag Singh, who is making a return to Hindi cinema after a gap of nine years. His last Bollywood outing was Shahid Kapoor-Rani Mukerji starrer Dil Bole Hadippa.