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Vatsal Seth Who Stars In  Cinevista’s Haasil, Speaks  On The  Fire At Cinevista Studios

 On Saturday evening a massive fire raged across Cinevista studios,  one  of the oldest television software  producers owned by former actor Prem Kishen and his filmmaker-son Siddharth PMalhotra(whose Rani Mukherjee starrer Hichki is  on  release).

While Siddharth reassured me on Sunday  morning that the fire is fully under control and that there are no casualties, actor Vatsal Seth who recently got married to actress Ishita Dutta(Kapil Sharma’s co-star  in  the film Firangi) is still shaken by the experience.

“I wasn’t there ,luckily. I  was shooting at Madh island. And the set for  our serial Haasil was not affected by the fire. But the adjoining set where another serial Beypanha was  being shot was  completely gutted.My heart reaches  out to the cast and crew though luckily I hear  there were no casualties. I feel really sorry for  the channel Colors which telecasts  the  serial.This is  is indeed a setback for  the whole team,”  says  Vatsal recalling his  own experiences on the  set that  got gutted.
“I shot for Cinevista’s Ek Hasina Thi  in 2015  on the same set that got destroyed. So lots of  fond memories  of shared work-related activities  on the gutted set,” says Vatsal emotionally.

Having said this Vatsal  who has been doing cinema and television for several years  now feels it is time to  follow safety measures during shooting. “This is  the third major fire in  Mumbai in  the  last one month.We  don’t take  the dangers seriously. Or maybe we are just not aware of  the risk factors specially the fire hazards. I remember when I was  shooting on an international cruiser  with Ajay DevganSir — I was an assistant  on his  directorial venture U Me Aur Hum. The laws regarding fire safety were so  strict and inviolable, there was just no way a mishap like the one we saw at the  pub in Mumbaiearlier this  month, could happen.”

Vatsal is  concerned about the long hours and confined spaces where television serials are shot.  “We  keep shooting without caring  about the work conditions. We all need to get more serious about safety precautions  at our work place before another catastrophe happens.”

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