Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have narrated their first person accounts of the incident which took place at Girgaun Chowpatty during a Make in India programme.
“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 major fire broke out during a ‘Make in India’ programme at Girgaum Chowpatty, Mumbai on Sunday. The whole stage, where a cultural performance was going on, was gutted in fires.
Around seven-eight thousand people were present at the venue which also included some foreign guests. Minutes before the fire broke out, Amitabh Bachchan, Maharastra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackrey were present at the same venue where the fire broke out.