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Fire breaks out on sets of film ‘Zero’ in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan escapes unhurt

Fire broke out on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan starrer film Zero in Film City, Mumbai on Thursday, reported news agency Press Trust of India. Around four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to put out the fire.

india Updated: Nov 29, 2018 20:58 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan was on the set when the incident took place in the evening. Around four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
Shah Rukh Khan was on the set when the incident took place in the evening. Around four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.(PTI file photo)
         

A fire broke out on the sets of Shah Rukh Khan starrer move Zero in Film City, Mumbai on Thursday, reported news agency Press Trust of India quoting police. Around four fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to put out the fire.

Shah Rukh Khan was on the set when the incident took place in the evening, the report said. The actor was unhurt and rushed out of the spot, the police told PTI.

The fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, lights, shooting materials, ropes and curtains, Vinay Rathod, Deputy Commissioner of Police told the news agency.

The smoke was seen rising out of Film City in Goregaon. No one was hurt in the fire. The cause of the fire is yet not clear, he added.

Shah Rukh, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer Zero is all set to hit the screens on December 21.

Also read | Always trying to put myself in uncomfortable position: Anushka Sharma

However, before the film’s release, it has already run into trouble with some Sikh groups raising objection to a scene where Shah Rukh can allegedly be seen wearing a Kirpan, a Sikh holy symbol. The petitioner, Amritpal Singh Khalsa, sought removal of scenes where SRK has been shown wearing a ‘Kirpan’ - a part of Sikh faith - stating that the “display of the Kirpan in such a way is blasphemous.”

The Bombay High Court will hear the petition filed against Shah Rukh Khan and the film’s makers on November 30. Directed by Aanand L Rai, Zero tells the story of a dwarf, played by Shah Rukh, who goes from Meerut to NASA, in a typical rags-to-riches story.

In the course of his journey, he falls for two beautiful women-Anushka Sharma, who plays a brilliant scientist suffering from cerebral palsy and Katrina Kaif, who plays a superstar in the film.

Read | BJP MLA who asked scene to be removed from movie Zero accepts clarification

First Published: Nov 29, 2018 20:20 IST

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