Watch: Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor performing Ganesh aarti at RK Studios probably for the last time
The iconic RK studio is up for sale, but the Kapoor family has carried on the tradition of welcoming Lord Ganesha probably for the last time. Yes, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor had confirmed the news that the famous RK Studio that was built nearly 70 years ago by legendary actor Raj Kapoor is up for sale. After a major part of the studio was gutted in a massive fire in September last year, Kapoors took the decision to sell the 70-year-old studio.
A video has been doing rounds on the internet that shows Randhir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and other members of the Kapoor clan performing Ganesh aarti at the place.
Check out the video here:
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The celebrations at RK Studios have been well-known and people from all around the city come to Chembur to celebrate the festival.
Last month, Rishi Kapoor had confirmed to Mumbai Mirror that the property is up for sale. “For a while, we did juggle with the idea of renovating the place with state-of-the-art technology. However, in reality it isn’t always possible for a phoenix to rise from the ashes. We Kapoors are very emotional lot but then,” he said.
The actor added, “The investment in rebuilding the studio would just not have yielded sufficient revenue to keep it going. Believe me, we had to take the larger picture into account and take a level-headed decision. Even before the fire, for years R. K. Studio had become a huge white elephant, toting up losses. The few bookings we would get from films, TV serials and ad shoots would expect free parking space, air-conditioning and discounts.”