It was in August 2018 that the Kapoor’s had opened up on their plans of selling the iconic RK Studios of 2.2 acre property due to its high-maintenance cost that they were not able to cope up with. Every cinema lover out there knows the huge contributions of the Indian cinema hero Raj Kapoor. The talented and iconic director has given many iconic films like Mera Naam Joker, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Shree 420 and many more. These iconic films were made by Raj Kapoor under the banner of R.K Films which was established in 1948 in Chembur.

As the banner that churned out many iconic films was recently sold to Godrej, the area was grounded today. The Kapoor took this massive decision of selling the property after a major fire had broken out on the premises of the studio in 2017. Eventually, the property was purchased by Godrej and will be turned into a multi-purpose project soon. About today, the news regarding the grounding of the studios has surfaced over the internet, and several Bollywood celebs took to their social media t share their grief over losing the iconic studio. Among the celebs was Actress Richa Chadha took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, “No personal stake in this but am feeling so heartbroken. Iconic studio! Wish the govt took steps to retain this, save it for future generations… The films made at studio contributed greatly to Hindi cinema.”

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Many of the blockbuster films of the 70s and 80s were shot in the property of the RK Studios. Many also shared their opinions regarding the studio, that they thought should have been preserved, but this was not economically viable to renovate the studio or preserve it.

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