The makers of Sandalwood film Bhajarangi2 were left bewildered. Despite taking all the measures, fire broke out on the sets of hattrick hero Shivarajkumar's Bhajarangi sequel.

According to film director Harsha A, rituals and poojas were conducted even before the beginning of the shoot and during the shoot, "Every possible measure was taken to prevent any damage to property and life. Sometimes, such things happen, which are beyond human control. This was due to some short circuit. But by God's grace, nothing happened," said Harsha.

He further added that the staff on the sets were quick enough to respond and put off the fire in no time and the shooting resumed within 30 minutes.

According to reports, nearly 400 lives would have been snuffed out on the sets if they had not put out the fire.

"We have now completed 80% of the film and are working to release the teaser in March, which may be a gift to fans on Ugadi. We are planning to release the film in May-June," added Harsha.

Astrologer says short circuit is an indication of bad omen:

As per tradition in the Indian film industry and especially in Sandalwood, any project is taken only after offering pooja at a temple or on the sets. 

"The accidental fire is an indication of a bad omen and this can be avoided by a few sets of rituals. By performing pooja or rituals, the makers can hope for much better luck," said SK Jain, noted astrologer.