On Saturday, Mumbai’s iconic RK Studio caught fire due to a short circuit on the set of Super Dancer. As it was a Saturday, no crew member was present on the set which averted the loss of life. But the damage caused to R.K. Films is irreplaceable. Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday lamented the huge loss of irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of home banner films of the family's iconic R.K. Films & Studios here caught fire on Saturday.
"A studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all R.K. Films, is tragic for all. Fire took it away," tweeted Rishi, son of the studio's founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor.
A major fire had broken out in the iconic studio in Chembur here on Saturday afternoon.
"We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties, nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated," Rishi had tweeted earlier in the evening.
The blaze gutted one of the main shooting venues -- the set of dance reality TV show "Super Dancer Season 2", but the shooting was not underway.
R.K. Films has given Bollywood titles like "Barsaat" (1949), "Awaara" (1951), "Boot Polish" (1954), "Shri 420" (1955) and "Jaagte Raho" (1956).
The studio was the venue for movies like "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 the founder-actor's last film before his death in June 1988.
(With IANS Inputs)