Akkineni Nagarjuna was aghast when he learned that one of the sets that burned down at Annapurna Studios was Manam sets.

"This is where dad spent his last days and it held memories for us. But alas it was burned to ashes," the actor lamented.

However, known to take the good and bad in his stride, a brave Nagarjuna said: "We lose lives, this is a set after all. But I am glad none was hurt. It was a blessing."

A major fire at the famous Annapurna studios in Banjara Hills of Hyderabad destroyed two film sets-Manam and Sye Raa on Monday evening. Soon as news broke, Nagarguna rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

Although both the sets were completely destroyed, there was no harm to any humans or animals.