Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari' sets gutted, no casualties reported
The sets of Kesari caught fire on Tuesday. Constructed in Wai, Maharashtra, the film's set caught fire during the filming of an action sequence. The film stars Akshay Kumar who had already shot his portion for the day and left for Mumbai when the incident took place. No casualties were reported.
The amount of damage to set property is not certain right now neither has the actual cause of the blast - which led to the fire- been determined yet.
The film's last schedule was being shot at Wai. Reports suggest that the film crew had to wrap up the schedule earlier than its scheduled date due to the accident.
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.
Directed by Anurag Singh, who has in the past helmed films like Dil Bole Hadippa and Jatt and Juliet, the film is being produced by Karan Johar, Isha Ambani and Twinkle Khanna.