A major fire broke out at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad, early evening, Yesterday. Annapurna Studios is owned by the Akkineni family. The Telugu movie Manam, which starred three generations of the Akkineni family, was filmed here. This fire destroyed the entire set, which was treasured because it was the place where Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) performed for the last time. Built on 22 acres of land, Annapurna Studios is one of the oldest and well equipped film studios, established in the name of Akkineni Annapurna, wife of Akkineni Nageswara Rao.
It was such a large conflagration that it took five fire tenders to put it out. When the fire broke out, there were several movies and T.V., shows being filmed. Reports reveal, sets built for the Megastar Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy were also destroyed, along with the house built for Manam.
Nagarjuna Akkineni present at the studios, spoke to the media saying he was astounded by what happened and felt it was unfortunate to lose the last memories of his father. Nagarjuna’s younger son, Akhil Akkineni, tweeted about the incident. So far, fortunately, no casualties have been reported.
Unfortunately there was a fire accident in Annapurna studios this evening. Fortunately it was contained and no one was injured. Thank god
— Akhil Akkineni (@AkhilAkkineni8) November 13, 2017