Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says the iconic R.K. Films and Studios, which burnt down in an accident, will be rebuilt and “a state of the art studio” will be made.
Kapoor, son of the studio’s founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor, on Tuesday, expressed his sadness and added that the “scars” of the incident, that took place on 16th September 16 in Chembur shall remain. He shared a photograph of the studio post the accident, reports the Times of India.
“2017 September 16. Gutted by a devastating inferno. Scars shall remain but will build a state of the art studio,” he added. The 65-year-old also shared a black and white photograph of the studio which was being readied for an inauguration with the film ‘Awaara’ 1951 starring his father, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor and Leela Chitnis.
“1950. R.K. Studios stage No: 1 being readied for Dusserah inauguration with the film ‘Awaara’. Dream sequence was to be shot,” Kapoor captioned the image.
The blaze tore through one of the main shooting venues; the set of dance reality TV show ‘Super Dancer Season 2,’ but thankfully the shooting was not underway.
In the past R.K. Films has given Bollywood titles like ‘Barsaat’ (1949), ‘Awaara’ (1951), ‘Boot Polish’ (1954), ‘Shri 420’ (1955) and ‘Jaagte Raho’ (1956).
The studio was also the venue for movies like ‘Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hain’ (1960), ‘Mera Naam Joker’ (1970) and ‘Bobby’ (1973), the debut film for Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia. Other titles also include ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ (1978), ‘Prem Rog’ (1982) and ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ (1985), which was the founder-actor’s last film before his death in June 1988.
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