Fire at 'Make In India' event: Big B, Aamir safely evacuated


Dignitaries and around 20,000 people were safely evacuated when a massive fire broke out during ‘Make In India’ cultural programme held in Mumbai. The first damaged the entire stage and the performers on the stage and others were safe evacuated. There is not causalities and all thanks to the Mumbai police, the organizers and the fire extinguisher department. Rapid action was taken to safely evacuate the huge mass in order.  Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Vivek Oberoi, CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis was among the VVIPS.

The fire initiated from below the stage and in no time it engulfed the area due to strong wind. Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Governor of the State, Vidyasagar Rao, Rashmi Thackeray, Uddhav Thackeray, Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Hema Malini and Vivek Oberoi were shifted to a safe location.

"It's a huge fire and we have sent 14 fire engines to the spot. No injuries have been reported as of now but we are investigating the cause," said a fire brigade official.

Vivek Oberoi while speaking to a news channel praised the Mumbai Police, the organizers and the fire extinguisher department who handled the situation calmly and swiftly.

The fire broke out five minutes after Amitabh Bachchan’s performance, Actor Aamir Khan, who was waiting in his vanity van to perform next narrates the incident.

"I was waiting in my make-up van. My performance was in an hour. Then my staff told me that there is a fire. So, I stepped out to see. And sure enough the stage was on fire. And it's so windy the fire spread at an alarming speed!" he said.

"I'm okay, but it's very unfortunate," he said. He stressed that the authorities had handled the situation well. "Even during evacuation injuries can happen, but evacuation was done smoothly. The police and fire department did a wonderful job. Also, I have to congratulate the Chief Minister for leading from the front," he said.