A fire outbreak at Mani Ratnam's office in Chennai has caused panic in the neighbourhood. Though no casualties were reported, commodities worth Lakhs of rupees were burnt to ashes, according to reports.
It is said that the fire department was alerted within minutes from spotting the fire. Though the officials were quick to react, they couldn't save all the valuables that were stashed inside the office, causing a huge loss to the veteran film-maker.
The primary reason that caused the outbreak of fire is yet to be ascertained. Since construction works were going on at Mani's office, located at Abiramapuram, chances are the fire might've been caused because of a short circuit, it is said.
The OK Kanmani director is currently working on Karthi's Kaatru Veliyidai. After wrapping up the first shooting schedule, the team is now filming some major action sequences.