Outdoor Padmavati Film Setup Destroyed In A Fire In Maharashtra
Outdoor Padmavati film setup destroyed in a fire in Maharashtra by miscreants, revealed a source. Miscreants have been believed to have set the movie, Padmavati’s outdoor film setup, on fire.
Due to the fire, many costumes were burnt and destroyed. This incident took place at the picturesque Masaipathar area, around 15 km on the outskirts of Panhala town in Kolhapur district. Police forces reached the spot but there has been no arrests.
According to a police official, “The set is spread across nearly 50,000 square feet and a group of unidentified persons set it on fire around 1 a.m.” Trunks full of detailed costumes and accessories were burnt in the fire. The designer’s efforts to prepare these costumes has gone down the drain. Rimple of designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula has stated, “It is very unfortunate that this is happening to such a creative person like Mr Bhansali.” Rimple also revealed that the majority of the costumes were for the junior artistes who were scheduled to shoot for an important scene.
She said, “I have spoken to the makers, and they are saying the movie set is totally damaged, and things have been burnt to ashes. Nothing much could be rescued because perhaps the fire brigade didn’t reach in time.There were plenty of costumes, especially for junior artistes. These must be costumes for around 50 people who were to shoot a scene involving an army.”
“There’s no measure for hard work, and it has all been burnt. The loss has not been accounted yet, but we will have to start from scratch. These were not easy costumes — there was a lot of detailing and were made according to sizing and measurement,” she said.
This is the 2nd time that Bhansali has faced wrath during the shooting of this movie. The film is scheduled for a mid-November release this year.