Bollywood’s iconic Kapoor family has collectively decided to sell the sprawling landmark RK studio .Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she has memories of the studio, built by her late legendary grandfather Raj Kapoor.
Kareena, who has been under the weather for a few days, said, “I don’t know how far what is actually happening . in fact i have quite under the weather and I have not even met my father in the last four or five days… But of course, we have all grown walking around in those corridors.”
Kareena added at an event, “I think it’s probably something that the family has deiced, so it’s up to my fathers, his brothers and up to them… if that is what they have decided, so be it.”
Kapoor family has taken the tough decision of selling the two acre RK Studio 70 years after it was established as it was economically viable to rebuilt it after it was gutted down in a fire last year.
Rishi Kapoor said on behalf of the family, they were initially juggling with the idea of renovating the place with state-of-the-art technology, but the investment in rebuilding the studio would just not have yielded sufficient revenue to keep it going. he called it a level headed decision.
in the previous year, a major fire broke out on the sets of a dance reality show leaving a section of the studio gutted.
The headquarters of the film production company R. K. Films, was founded and named after the Great Showman, Raj Kapoor, in 1948.
Its inaugural banner film Aag that year crashed at the box office, but the next year proved to be a good omen when it production Barsaat , starring Raj Kapoor was a superhit.
After Barsaat , the company’s logo designed to reflect the poster of scene from Barsaat and after that, the studio never looked back.
it had a succesfull black adn white released like Awaara, Boot Polish, Shri 420, Jaagte Raho. the studio was the venue for several other big ticket films 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)
(Inputs from Times of India)