Monday, August 24, 2009

Vettaikaaran set gutted in fire

AVM Studios is the home of film production in Kollywood and many films have been filmed in its premises. AVM is also one of the biggest production houses in Kollywood and it is a name that commands respect.

Actor Vijay's Vettaikaran is currently being shot here at a hectic pace. But just a few hours back, a major fire broke out inside the studios and has caused damage worth almost three crores!

There were no casualties and the fire brigade immediately came to the rescue. But the damage was already done. The exact reason for the fire is not known yet, but the police suspect a short circuit.

A few scenes of Vettaikaran were shot at the sets but the unit was shocked to learn that many equipments were badly damaged. Now, the Vettaikaran shoot has been suspended temporarily to take stock of the situation and the makers are busy coming out with an alternative to ensure that it is completed by Diwali.

Vettaikaran is produced by AVM Productions and directed by Babu Sivan. Vijay is paired opposite Anushka and this is his 49th film!

Vettaikaran's Rs. 3 cr loss

The Vijay starrer Vettaikaran was being shot in the AVM Studios and an expensive set, costing around Rs. 3 crores, was erected for the purpose. A few scenes were shot at the sets but the unit was in for a rude shock this morning when they came to know that the sets were badly damaged in a fire accident.

With this, the shooting of Vettaikaran has suffered a set back apart from the huge losses incurred by the team.

Produced by AVM Productions, the film is directed by Babu Sivan. Anushka pairs up with Vijay in this film.

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