Touted as Visakhapatnam’s first film studio and known as popular landmark in the Port City- Ramanaidu Studio- was also destroyed with the recent cyclonic storm Hudhud.The permanent shooting sets in the studio like Police Station, Court, middle class house have been severely damaged and have to be rebuilt as the roofs of few buldings were blown away with the battering of heavy winds. Electric polls in the Studio were reportedly twirled like straws and several trees, rare-breed of plants were rooted out.
Beyond this, windows and doors were wrecked, so furniture in shooting houses where they have been destroyed beyond recognition. Suresh Babu has to renovate few of them while most of them need to be rebuild. Suresh Babu is now all set to dig deep into his pockets to reincarnate his film studio in Vizag for future needs. Although it’s insured, it’s not certain how much portion will be covered.
Meanwhile, many theatres in and around Vizag also bore the brunt as they were damaged severely. And it directly affect the Box Office collections of the upcoming films. Certainly, it’s tough time for the people, entrepreneurs, business people and film fraternity to overcome the loss incurred due to natural calamity. Hudhud will certainly have a telling affect.