As we all know that RK Films and Studios which is situated in Chembur, Mumbai is up for sale. Rishi Kapoor once said that this studio is like an elephant for them. When someone says that something is an elephant for them, it means, a particular thing is costing them more than it should and they are not gaining anything out of it.
R.K. Films and Studios recently caught fire and the decision has been taken by the Kapoor family to sell it off.
Here are some unknown facts about R.K. Films and Studios which you should know:
RK Studios is one of Raj Kapoor’s biggest legacies. It has been home to many artists all these years. But after an unfortunate incident happened when the fire that broke out at the property, the Kapoor family has decided to sell off the property.
According to reports, the 2-acre plot will fetch more than a whopping Rs 500 Crores. And considering a large number of people in the Kapoor clan, it is expected that the profit will be distributed amongst them.
RK studios was being put up for sale came out a few weeks ago when Rishi Kapoor mentioned that it had become economically unviable to keep up with the renovations, especially since the fire broke out. He added that even before that tragedy, the property was haemorrhage money.
The Kapoor family recently informed that they have decided to sell off their patriarch Raj Kapoor’s famous RK Studios. It was reported that late Raj Kapoor's wife Krishna Raj Kapoor along with sons Randhir, Rishi, and Rajiv and daughters Ritu Nanda and Rima Jain have taken a collective decision to let go of the property.
If you still don't know, the Kapoor family would keep their famous Holi parties in this place. Not only this, many hit films like ‘Shree 420’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Bobby’ and ‘Prem Rog’ were shot here. Actor Annu Kapoor opened up about the same and said, "It is heartbreaking. It's an iconic place. I've also worked at this studio," a leading daily reported.
Raj Kapoor was one of the greatest people Indian cinema ever had. RK Studios was found in 1948 in Chembur, Mumbai.
Legendary actor Raj Kapoor was the founder of R. K. Films and RK Studios, which came into being a year after India got its Independence. Their first film, 'Aag' failed to impress at the box office but the studio gained recognition over time with films like 'Barsaat', 'Awaara' and 'Jagte Raho' to its credit.
RK Studios' logo is derived from an iconic scene from the film 'Barsaat' which also happened to feature on its poster. The poster had Raj Kapoor holding Nargis in one arm and a violin in another and was so loved by all that it was forever immortalised in the logo.
'Awaara', which is known as 'The Vagabond' overseas is one of the most successful films which was shot at the RK Studios.
Raj Kapoor would host Holi parties at the RK Studios which used to be attended by celebrities like Nargis, Shatrughan Sinha, Amitabh Bachchan and several others. This Holi party was considered to be the most famous festive celebration in the country. Not only did Raj Kapoor celebrate Holi in a grand fashion but he also welcomed idols of Lord Ganesha during Ganeshotsav.