RK Studio Fire: Rishi Kapoor says loss of RK Films' memorabilia, costumes is tragic

Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor rued the "irreplaceable" loss of memorabilia and costumes from his home banner's movies after a portion of the family's iconic RK Films & Studios in Mumbai caught fire on 16 September.

MUMBAI, INDIA - APRIL 3: Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor poses for an exclusive HT shoot at his residence Banglo Krishna, Pali Hill, Bandra on April 3, 2013 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Prodip Guha/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Rishi Kapoor. Photo courtesy: Getty Images/ Hindustan Times/Prodip Guha

"A studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all RK Films, is tragic for all. Fire took it away," tweeted Rishi, son of the studio's founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor.

A major fire had broken out in the iconic studio in Chembur, Mumbai on the afternoon of 16 September. "We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties, nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated," Rishi had tweeted earlier in the evening.

The blaze gutted one of the main shooting venues — the set of dance reality TV show Super Dancer Season 2, but the shooting was not underway.

RK Films has given Bollywood titles like Barsaat (1949), Awaara (1951), Boot Polish (1954), Shri 420 (1955) and Jaagte Raho (1956).

The studio was the venue for movies 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), which was the founder-actor's last film before his death in June 1988.


Published Date: Sep 17, 2017 10:34 am | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2017 10:34 am


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