Amitabh Bachchan narrates frightening fire incident at cultural event

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan is relieved that there were no casualties during the fire that broke out at the ‘Make In India Week’ event, saying the incident happened just after his performance.

“What happened at event? I just finished my performance got off stage and sat in my car and left… Just then fire on stage broke!,” Bachchan, 73, tweeted. “Production was wanting me to stay and go back on to meet the CM… Had I gone back would have been caught in fire.. providential. But its God’s grace that immediate action was taken and the fire brought under control… And no casualties !! But frightening!!.”

Aamir Khan also wrote about the mishap on his Facebook page. “The fire during the live show at Chowpatty was most unfortunate but the crisis was very well handled by the Mumbai Police, Fire Department and the Maharashtra Government,” he said.

“The evacuation was carried out smoothly resulting in no casualties and no panic. The CM stayed till the end to oversee the evacuation. Excellent disaster management,” the 50-year-old actor added.

A massive fire broke out on stage during a cultural programme last evening at the ongoing ‘Make In India Week’ event at Girgaum Chowpatty here.

Several political and film personalities including Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Bachchan and Khan were present at the venue. They were quickly evacuated to a safe area.

The blaze started during the ‘Maharashtra Rajni’ event when a lavani (dance) performance was underway.