Kapoor family decides to sell iconic RK Studios started by Raj Kapoor

Published: 28th August 2018 12:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2018 12:31 PM  

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Founded by legendary actor Raj Kapoor in 1948 in suburban Chembur, the studio witnessed several films made by the Kapoor family over the decades. (Photo|Twitter)
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On September 16 last year, a major fire broke out on the sets of dance reality show 'Super Dancer' at the studio in which its ground floor was gutted. In image: Smoke rises from a burning section of the RK Studio after it caught fire, in Mumbai. (File | PTI)
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Police had told media that the fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, decoration equipment in the 100x80 sq ft area on the ground floor of the iconic studio building. (Photo | Wikimedia Commons)
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The film studio is named after legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor and is owned by the RK Film Production Company. It was until recently operational under the supervision of actor Rishi Kapoor. In image: Work going on for the construction of a set for dream sequence in 'Awara'. (Photo | Twitter/Rishi Kapoor)
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A still from the dream sequence in Raj Kapoor's 'Awara'.
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The films made under the RK banner include 'Aag', 'Barsaat', 'Awaara', 'Shri 420', 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai', 'Mera Naam Joker', 'Bobby', 'Satyam Shivam Sundaram', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', among others. In image: A still from 'Boot Polish'.
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Ranbir Kapoor, son of Rishi Kapoor and grandson of Raj, attends the Ganpati Visarjan function at RK Studios. (File | PTI)
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In its heyday, the studios used to witness the star studded Holi celebration that Raj Kapoor used to host. In image: Raj Kapoor and Padmini in a still from 'Mera Naam Joker'. (Express Archives)
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Talking to Mumbai Mirror, Rishi Kapoor had quipped that though the family juggled with the idea of renovating the studio, 'in reality it isn't always possible for a phoenix to rise from the ashes'. In image: Nargis and Raj Kapoor in Shree 420.
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