Kapoor’s who are also known as the Bollywood’s first family recently announced to sell the iconic RK Studio, which was built by late Raj Kapoor. This is was announced after a joint decision of Kapoor family. The famous 2-acre RK studio is in Mumbai’s Chembur suburb. Many of the blockbuster hits of Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra were filmed at RK studio.
Recently, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor in an interaction with Mumbai Mirror revealed the news of selling RK studio. He said, “The investment in rebuilding the studio would just not have yielded sufficient revenue to keep it going. Believe me, we had to take the larger picture into account and take a level-headed decision. Even before the fire, for years R. K. Studio had become a huge white elephant, toting up losses. The few bookings we would get from films, TV serials and ad shoots would expect free parking space, air-conditioning and discounts.’’
Meanwhile, Randhir Kapoor in an interview with The Quint said that with a very heart they have taken this decision. He said, “We had to dismantle the entire place after the fire. It’s even more an emotional loss than monetary loss. We have lost the entire memorabilia of Raj Kapoor. Whatever Raj Kapoor had built has been burnt down. Everything is gone.”
He further added, ‘’With the state of the roads and traffic today, no actor comes to Chembur to shoot in this studio. They would rather go to Film City. So, with a very heavy heart, we have decided to let it go. My whole family is very sad, but there’s no other way.”