To what has come as a shock to the Bollywood fraternity is the news that the Kapoor family has decided to sell off the iconic RK Studios set in Chembur. It has reportedly left the industry “heartbroken”.
The studio was built 70 years ago by veteran actor Raj Kapoor. Speculations have it that the family has collectively decided to sell the property.
Reacting to the news, actor Annu Kapoor said, “It’s very heartbreaking since it’s an iconic place.”
Another yesteryear actor, Sachin Pilgaonkar, opened up about the same and said, “I am sure there must have been some reason why they have decided to take this step. I cannot say if the decision is right or not since I am not at their position. I would just like to say that the places and studios with which numerous memories are attached should not be touched.”
Model turned actor Arjun Rampal said that he feels lucky to have shot there multiple times. “It’s up to the family to take the decision. It was an iconic studio, it still is, and I hope it remains,” he added.
Renowned producer Mukesh Bhatt, on the other hand, welcomed the Kapoor family’s decision. “Change is a part of life. We should welcome it. Let the old go, let the new come,” he noted.
Many hit films including ‘Barsaat’, ‘Awaara’, ‘Jagte Raho’ ‘Shree 420’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Bobby’ and ‘Prem Rog’ were shot at the RK Studios.
It may be noted that last year in September, a massive fire broke out at the studio, leaving a part gutted.
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