‘Kesari’: Massive fire breaks out on Akshay Kumar’s set

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Superstar Akshay Kumar was busy shooting for his upcoming period drama ‘Kesari’ in Wai district of Maharashtra where a huge set was created. Recently a major fire broke out on the sets of the Karan Johar production. The team was shooting for a war sequence, when a blast happened, causing the fire that completely gutted a major portion of the set. But there were no causalities.

Akshay Kumar had left for the day, a few crew members were present on the sets when the fire broke out.

As reported by Midday, “Anurag Singh [director] was filming a war sequence on location when one of the bombs, being used for the scene, exploded. Within a matter of seconds, the entire set was gutted. Most of the lighting equipment and cameras were lost in the fire. Fortunately, not a single person of the 100-member-strong unit was hurt.” (Also Read: Akshay Kumar suffers rib injury on sets of Kesari?)

It was further reported, “Akshay had left for the day by around 3.30 pm local time and other actors were also not present for the shoot. Akshay filmed his portions by late afternoon and then the director proceeded to can the war sequence with the additional artists.”

“The unit had created the Gulistan Fort, which is one of the key locations of the battle. Since a 10-day shoot is yet to be covered, a new set will need to be recreated. Though it’s too early to say, the makers are now considering building the set in Film City in Mumbai,” sources revealed.

‘Kesari’ directed by Anurag Sinha is all about the famous ‘Battle Of Saragarhi’, where 21 an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. The film will release on 22nd March 2019.