On Thursday, a fire broke out on the sets of Star Plus’ most popular show, Diya Aur Baati Hum, when an air conditioner exploded. Lead actors Deepika Singh and Anas Rashid are safe, but two technicians were injured in the incident.
Diya Aur Baati Hum’s lead actors, Anas Rashid and Deepika Singh
A source from the sets says, “At around 7:30pm, the star cast was having Iftaar (breaking the Ramzan fast) on the sets and the AC was being repaired. Suddenly the air conditioner burst. The electrician who was repairing the AC suffered burns and a light man who was washing his hands right below the AC suffered a head injury due to the AC falling on his head. Both technicians were rushed to Orbit hospital and a fire brigade was called immediately to control the fire.”
Following this incident, shooting for two other shows that are also shot there — O Gujariya of Channel V and Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se of Zee TV — was cancelled immediately. Work, however, resumed on Friday as per schedule.
Producer Sumeet Mittal says, “It could have caused us a major loss but thankfully it was a small fire. Our technicians were injured but they are being treated in the hospital now. The section where the blast occurred is currently being repaired and it will cost us around R10 lakh.”
Anas Rashid says, “We had a double schedule on Thursday and the entire unit was present on the sets, so we decided to have an Iftaar party. But after the blast, shooting was cancelled for the day.”