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Major fire at Dharma Productions godown damages props, costumes, raw material 


Eight fire engines were deployed to douse the fire which broke out on 1 May.

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Karan Johar's Dharma Productions godown in Cama Industrial Estate, Goregaon, Mumbai was damaged in a major fire on Wednesday, 1 May. The fire broke out on the first floor of the three-storey building early on Wednesday morning. Around eight fire engines were deployed by the Mumbai fire brigade, and the damage was controlled with no loss or injury to life.

However, reports suggest that the fire has resulted in serious damage to property, raw material and chemical cans stored in the godown. While a major portion of the property housed props from past Dharma films, a DNA newspaper report suggests that property damaged includes costumes, raw material, and props to be used for upcoming films.

These films include some of the big budget productions like Brahmastra and Drive among them. The former film, directed by Ayan Mukerji, was recently postponed citing a delay on the VFX work involved in the film.

There has been no confirmation of the damage from the production house itself. Reports suggest that the fire was the result of an electrical mishap, and was confined to the wiring, with major damage limited to raw material, cans of chemicals, furniture and documents in the office.

Dharma Productions is currently awaiting the release of Student Of The Year 2, starring Tiger Shroff and debutants Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria. The production house also has Takht, Drive, Brahmastra among others in the pipeline.