Hours after reports claiming a major fire accident in Annapurna Studios in Banjara Hills, Telugu actor Akkineni Nagarjuna on Friday issued a clarification. Taking his official Twitter handle which has 6.1 million followers, the promotor of the studios rubbished the reports published by a few news portals.
“There are some articles in the media that there has been a major fire At Annapurna Studios this morning. Not to worry this is WRONG NEWS and everything is absolutely fine,” read his tweet.
There are some articles in the media that there has been a major fire At Annapurna Studios this morning… Not to worry this is WRONG NEWS and everything is absolutely fine👍😊
— Nagarjuna Akkineni (@iamnagarjuna) October 16, 2020
It was on Friday morning that a section of media reported a major fire broke out at the studios, while a few also telecasted videos of studios under a cloud of smoke. Int was reported that the fire broke out from a film set in the studio and is suspected due to a short-circuit.
It can be recalled that a major fire accident gutted Annapurna studios in 2017. The fire destroyed property worth Rs 2 crore. Nageswara Rao Akkineni, the father of Nagarjuna, founded Annapurna studios in 1975 which has so far housed shootings and post-production works of thousands of films and television shows so far.