This Is an Emotional Blow: Nagarjuna on His Gutted Family Studio
The historic Annapurna Studios was destroyed in a fire in Hyderabad.
Call it a quirk of fate or a cruel game of destiny, but just a day after Telugu superstar Nagarjuna threw a massive wedding reception for his son Naga Chaitanya and daughter-in-law Samantha Ruth Prabhu, a massive fire gutted an entire set at Nagarujana’s family studio - Annapurna Studios.
As the tragic event occurred right after his son’s wedding, the ever-equanimous Nagarjuna remains undaunted.
“Just a day earlier we were all in a celebratory mood. Now, this. More than a financial loss, this is an emotional blow. The set that got gutted was where my father shot his last film with me and the family. It was a historical set, in more ways than one. Not only does it carry the legacy of my family, but it was set for an elaborate costume-historical drama, and housed rare artifacts and decoration pieces, all gone now. But never mind.”Nagarjuna, Actor
Nag was present at Annapurna Studios when tragedy struck.
“I was in one wing where the editing-room is, editing my son Akhil’s forthcoming film when I was informed about the fire. It spread in three minutes and it was all over in fifteen minutes. That’s life, I guess. In minutes you lose something precious and valuable.”
Relieved that no one was hurt in the fire, Nag only mourns the emotional loss.
“We are okay. We are fine. We are relieved that there was no loss or damage to human life. If someone had been injured in the fire, I’d have been devastated. Luckily, we lost only the set, which is completely destroyed. But nothing can take away the memory of the time our family including my children spent on that set, and of course the love and concern that is pouring in after the fire is just so overwhelming.”
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