Four fire trucks took about two hours to extinguish the blaze completely, police said. The cause of the fire is still unknown but certain reports state, it was a short circuit problem. When asked about the value of the set, he said, "When it started, Annapurna Studios was built on a small scale". The lovely house set that was erected for Manam movie has been used for various other movies.
"The Construction cost of the set is around Rs. 2 crore". However, he said he was happy that none was hurt in the fire. "He had spent his last days and last moments on this set". "It's only a set; we can afford to lose a set but not lives", he said. Like you, I am also here and trying to find out the reason. He mentioned that this particular set was treasured as one of the last memories of his father late Sri Akkineni Nageswara Rao. Today, it is one of the India's leading production and distribution companies and several big ticket movies including Baahubali have been shot in the Studios. The younger son, Akhil Akkineni confirmed the news when he tweeted - "Unfortunately there was a fire accident in Annapurna studios this evening". Below, check the photos and videos of the fire mishap.