Lucky escape for 'ABCD 2' cast and crew in freak accident, shoot to resume post damage assessment
A fire broke out on the set of Remo D'Souza's 'ABCD 2' starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, causing panic among the cast and crew. No one was injured in the incident that took place at Film City, Goregaon, Mumbai. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
A song sequence was being shot when one of the lights burst into flames. A unit hand says, "There were around 600 people on the set and we were doing dance rehearsals on the stage. All of a sudden, a cluster came off from the roof of the backstage. Everyone panicked and started rushing out of the studio. The shoot was called off for the day."
From left: Remo D'Souza, Prabhu Dheva, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor feature in 'ABCD 2'
The set was evacuated immediately and the unit managed to save most equipment from being gutted. A crew member says, "There was no fire extinguisher on the sets and the fire brigade reached after half an hour. The shooting has stopped and we are waiting to assess the extent of damage."
Varun's spokesperson says, "Remo and Varun helped evacuate the set. Nobody got hurt. There is a week of shoot left and it will resume soon."
While Remo told us "all is good and no one is hurt", dancer-actress Lauren Gottileb, who is part of the cast, says, "I hope our main stage where we are supposed to shoot the song is intact."