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"Jodhaa Akbar" destroyed in flames after massive fire

Writer: Heidi Hsia

The "Jodhaa Akbar" film set was kept intact at ND Studios as a tourist attraction.
The "Jodhaa Akbar" film set was kept intact at ND Studios as a tourist attraction.

10 May – A major fire recently broke in the ND Studios, a famous film set known for its use as the backdrop of the 2008 Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai-starrer, "Jodhaa Akbar".

The studio, located at Karjat in Maharashtra, was engulfed in flames on Friday afternoon (7 May), with local authorities suspecting a short circuit in the electrical unit of the set as the cause for the fire.


The fire that destroyed a major portion of the set

A major portion of the set has now been destroyed, after almost an hour and a half of work by firefighters in an effort to bring the fire under control.

Owned by Indian art director Nitin Desai, the studio was also the set of several other movies, including "Bajirao Mastani", "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", as well as Oscar winner "Slumdog Millionaire".

It is noted that though "Jodhaa Akbar" was released in 2008, the film set was kept intact at the studio as a tourist attraction


The set was preserved after the success of "Jodhaa Akbar"


The set was also used for Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's "Bajirao Mastani"

Cinema Online, 10 May 2021

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