The iconic “RK Studio” is in news recently after the actor Rishi Kapoor has confirmed the decision of selling it off. In an interview the actor said that the studio is going into loss soon after a huge fire broke in the studio last year. Established by the legendary late actor Raj Kapoor some four decades ago at Chembur, Mumbai the studio became a huge white elephant, toting up losses.
He also said that “All the Kapoor family members have an emotional attachment with this place. We brothers are strongly bonded. But who knows about our children and grand-children? What if differences crop up in the next generation? The studio would only end up in litigation as so many industrial and textile estates have. There would be family differences and only lawyers would end up charging heavy sums of fee. Do you think my father would have liked to see his labour of love become the subject of courtroom proceedings?” Rishi further said that there is no timeline and it could take up to two days, months or years to sell off the studio. He later signed off saying, “We had to place a stone on our hearts while taking this decision.”