The iconic RK Studio, established by the legendary late actor Raj Kapoor, is up for sale. The Kapoor family had taken a unanimous decision to sell off studio, 70 years after it was established, as it was not “economically viable” to rebuild it after being gutted down in a fire on September 16, 2017, according to sources.
RK Studio, established in 1948 in suburban Chembur, witnessed several films made by the Kapoor family over the decades.
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“Yes we have taken the decision to sell RK Studio. It is already up for sale. After the fire that broke at the studio it was not viable to build the studio again... It was not economically viable to do it again,” Randhir Kapoor was quoted by PTI as saying.
On September 16,2017, a massive fire broke out on the sets of dance reality show Super Dancer at the studio, destroying the ground floor of the construction.
RK Studio was the venue for several movies including Aag, Barsaat, Awaara, Shri 420, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
(With inputs from agencies)