Late Bollywood Veteran actor and producer Raj Kapoor’s RK Studios is available to be purchased after it was gutted in a huge fire a year ago, says his child, actor Rishi Kapoor. As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, the family came to this conclusion to sell the property altogether.
Rishi said the family chose to offer the property after learning the renovation of the studio would in any case not acquire enough income to keep the foundation running. “For some time, we juggled with revamping the place with best in class innovation. In reality, it is not feasible for a phoenix to rise from the ashes.We Kapoors are very emotional but then, the interest in reconstructing the studio would just not have yielded adequate income to prop it up. Trust me, we needed to consider the bigger picture and take a reasonable choice.Even before the fire, for quite a long time, R. K. Studio had turned into a gigantic white elephant, toting up misfortunes. The few bookings we would get from films, TV serials and advertisement shoots would expect free parking spot, cooling and rebates,” he told the day by day.”
Further to its conversation, he said- “A studio can be assembled again but the loss of the key memorabilia and ensembles of all RK Films, is terrible for all. Fire took it away,”
However, many movies had been shooted on this venue which include- Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hain (1960), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Bobby (1973), the debut film for Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Prem Rog (1982), Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985), which was Raj Kapoor’s last film before his death in June 1988.