Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari's set in Satara catches fire during shooting of bomb explosion climax scene

FP Staff

Apr,25 2018 11:24:18 IST

Mumbai: A fire broke out on the sets of Akshay Kumar’s film Kesari at a village in Maharashtra’s Satara district on Thursday, police said. The fire was brought under control, a Satara Police control room official told PTI. Nobody was hurt, he added.

Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar co-star in Kesari. Images from Facebook

Parineeti Chopra and Akshay Kumar co-star in Kesari. Images from Facebook

The shooting for the film is taking place at Pimpode Budruk village in Wai teshsil, around 30 km from Satara, he said. Asked how the fire started, police said the shoot had a scene depicting a bomb explosion and apparently some embers fell on set material in the vicinity.

The film’s unit has been shooting there for the climax and final portions of the film with Akshay Kumar, who had left the spot for the day after completing the shoot, police said. The film is being jointly produced by Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films and Azure Entertainment.

There has been no word so far from either Akshay Kumar or the film makers about today’s incident.

The film is a war drama inspired by the Battle of Saragarhi of 1897, where an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra and is being directed by Anurag Singh. It is slated to release on the occasion of Holi in 2019.

With inputs from PTI.

Updated Date: Apr 25, 2018 11:24 AM