Bharat Laksmi Studio, Calcutta Catches Fire

Calcutta, 18th July, 2011 (WBRi/OOBE): Bharat Laksmi Studio located at 55, Prince Aanwar Shah Road, Calcutta-700033 caught fire due to a short circuit around 8.30am. Twelve fire engines have rushed to the spot to bring the fire under control. Prince Anwar Shah Road is closed for traffic since morning. No casualties have been reported though two people are injured. But it seems the whole place has turned to ashes. 

The sudio was set up in 1933 by Mr. Babulal Chokhani and the present owner is Mr. Jyoti Chokhani. Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal, Rahul Bose, Sameera Reddy are among the many Bollywood stars who have shot in the studio alongwith all the Bengali Film and television stars. 

On 21st November, 2005 their was a casualty when Binod Hari, a junior artiste fell from the first-floor balcony and passed away after being hospitalized.