RK Studios is one of the most respected, treasured and
celebrated properties of Indian Film Industry. Built by the legendary actor Raj
Kapoor, the studios still carries the legacy of the Kapoor khandaan.
RK Studio In Chembur
In an unfortunate incident on Saturday, a major part of RK Studios burned down to ashes when an uncontrollable fire broke out on-the-sets of reality show Super Dancer.
Rishi Kapoor, who is still in a state of denial, has spoken his heart out in an interview with Mumbai Mirror about the tragedy.
Talking about the losses, Rishi said that the family has lost all the memories built through the years, "Everything was gone, including the famous joker mask Raj Kapoor wore in Mera Naam Joker. There were costumes from every RK film, from Awaara to Chalen. Most of the stuff was kept neatly in trunks and some of it was even labelled,”
Massive Fire At RK Studio
He further added that Kapoors had saved all the costumes worn by RK heroines at the studio and they have lost all of it, “The costumes worn by every RK heroine, from Nargis to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, is lost. The jewellery worn by Padmini in Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai was also stored here with a lot of love. There were spears, sabres, artefacts, furniture and other regalia used for the various shoots. The Mera Naam Joker mask and clothes... Dabboo and I couldn't believe what hit us. This is probably why they say that one should never put all eggs in one basket. But for us, this was our father's legacy, and it was a treasure trove."
"My brothers and I can build the four walls again and even add a roof. But how can we compensate the loss of the precious memorabilia? That will never come back. Countless films, besides those made under our home banner, have been shot at RK Studio. It has also been the venue for our Holi and Ganpati celebrations. The loss is not just ours as a family, it is a loss for the entire film fraternity." concluded Rishi Kapoor with a heavy heart.
Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor is back in the city from London. He straight away
drove to RK Studios to check the damages. Ranbir was in London as he is
shooting for Sanjay Dutt’s biopic but on hearing the tragic news, he
immediately flew back to Mumbai.
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