The Kapoor family’s collective decision to sell their sprawling landmark ’RK Studio’ has been all over the media for the past few days. Recently, Kareena Kapoor Khan told IANS about her connection with the studio which was built by her late legendary grandfather Raj Kapoor.
Kareena said, “I don’t know how far what is actually happening. In fact, I have been quite under the weather and I haven’t even met my father in the last four or five days… But of course, we have all grown up walking around in those corridors.”
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“I think it’s probably something that the family has decided, so it’s upto my fathers, his brothers and up to them… If that’s what they have decided, so be it,” she added.
The Kapoor family has taken a tough decision of selling the two-acre RK Studio 70 years after its establishment because it was not economically viable to rebuild it after it was gutted down in a fire last year.
The studio had a string of big-ticket films 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) and many more.
On behalf of the family, Rishi Kapoor told IANS that they were initially juggling with the idea of renovating the place using the ’state-of-the-art’ technology, but the investment in rebuilding the studio would just not have yielded sufficient revenue to keep it going. He called it a “level headed decision”.
After a commendable performance in the film Veere Di Wedding, Kareena was recently seen as the showstopper for the finale show of Lakme Fashion Week.