The sets of filmmaker Luv Ranjan’s upcoming movie, which was built at Chitrakoot Ground in Mumbai recently caught fire, resulting in the death of one person. According to media reports, the sets of a Rajshri Production film were also gutted in the fire.
Now, the general secretary of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has said they will write a letter to Maharashtra chief minister and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ensure the safety of workers and technicians. He said it would have been disastrous if hundreds of workers and technicians would have been on the film sets when the mishap happened.
A fire broke out at film sets installed at Chitrakoot Ground next to the Andheri Sports Complex, officials of Mumbai’s fire brigade department said. It was later reported that a 32-year-old man was declared bought dead at the Cooper Hospital. As per the reports, none of the actors were shooting at the time, but some crew members were present on the spot.
FWICE general secretary Ashok Dubey was quoted in a media report as saying, “There was no shoot going on when this incident occurred. One person lost his life. A film unit has 800-1,000 workers and technicians, what if the mishap happened when the shoot was on? For the past 4-5 years, we have written letters to CM and fire authorities that proper investigations should be conducted at such places.”
He added that if the concerns raised by FWICE do not get resolved, the federation will demand an inquiry from BMC and the state government into multiple studios.