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.
Sobered and yet undaunted by the tragedy the ever-equanimous Nag says, “Just a day earlier we were all in a clebratory 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 piece, all gone now. But never mind.”
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.”
But the family is far from distressed. “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.”