As we all know the RK Studios, built by the legendary late actor Raj Kapoor, was gutted in fire on 16th September last year. Now, the studio where many Bollywood movies like Awaara, Shree 420, Mera Naam Joker and Bobby were shot, is up for sale now. Reportedly the decision has been taken by the Kapoor family.
In an interview to a leading daily, actor Rishi Kapoor confirmed the news and said, “For a while, we did juggle with the idea of renovating the place with state-of-the-art technology. However, in reality, it isn’t always possible for a phoenix to rise from the ashes. We Kapoors are very emotional lot but then…”
Stating the reason for such a major decision, the actor further added, “The investment in rebuilding the studio would just not have yielded sufficient revenue to keep it going. Believe me, we had to take the larger picture into account and take a level-headed decision. Even before the fire, for years R. K. Studio had become a huge white elephant, toting up losses. The few bookings we would get from films, TV serials and ad shoots would expect free parking space, air-conditioning and discounts,”
The actor signed off saying, “We had to place a stone on our hearts. Chhati pe patthar rakkhar, soch samajh kar decision liya hai.”
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