Ranbir Kapoor’s Mumbai film set catches fire, FWICE demands enquiry: ‘What if mishap occurred with 1000 workers’

Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor play the key roles in the untitled movie. According to HT reports, the fire also completely destroyed the sets for a movie by Rajshri Production. According to the general secretary of FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees), the federation would now write a letter to the chief minister of Maharashtra and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to secure the safety of employees and technicians.

In expressing his concern regarding the Chitrakoot fire, he claimed that it would have been terrible if hundreds of technicians and workers had been present on the film sets at the time of the accident.

According to Mumbai’s fire brigade department officials, a fire started on Friday at film sets built up at Chitrakoot Ground close to the Andheri Sports Complex. A 32-year-old male was later claimed to have been declared brought dead at the Cooper Hospital, despite initial reports claiming there were no injuries or fatalities.

Several news sources stated that one of the sets where the fire started was from a Luv Ranjan production starring Ranbir and Shraddha. Reports state that none of the actors were filming at the time, but some crew members were present.

Now, in a new interview with ETimes, FWICE general secretary Ashok Dubey has discussed the incident and questioned what may have happened if actors Ranbir and Shraddha Kapoor were filming on the set with the crew.

He said, “There was no shoot going on when this incident occurred. One person lost his life. A film unit has 800-1000 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.”

“These accidents are happening repeatedly. The one who built this studio floor had made two other studios that have been burnt to ashes in Bangur Nagar area in Goregaon West. We are now writing to the producers’ body that they must check whether a fire audit has been done before booking studio floors.”

“The federation is issuing notices to producers’ body and production houses and also the chief minister stating that such unauthorised structures should be permitted to function without a fire audit and NOC. In the absence of fire audit and NOC, the federation will ask workers and technicians not to work at such studios,” Ashok Dubey said.

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