Here’s why the Kapoors won’t celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year

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There will be no Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations for the Kapoors as they sold the RK Studio earlier this year. Every year the Kapoors used to celebrate the festival by welcoming Lord Ganesha. Randhir Kapoor said Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at RK Studio was a tradition started by his father Raj Kapoor 70 years ago and now as the property has been sold, they don’t have enough place to celebrate the festival.

In an interview to Times of India, Randhir said, “That (2018) was the last Ganesh Chaturthi celebration for us. RK Studios hi nahi raha… to kahan karenge? (When there is no RK Studios, where will we organise it?) Papa (Raj Kapoor) started the tradition 70 years ago with a lot of love for the Trunk God, but now, we don’t have a place where we can hold the celebrations the way we did at RK Studios. We all love Bappa and have immense faith in him, but I guess, we can’t continue with the tradition anymore.”

The Ganesh Chaturthi festival was celebrated with pomp and show at the RK Studio. The entire Kapoor clan used to welcome Bappa and the studio remained open for darshan and prayers. On the last day, i.e the day of immersion, the family members including Randhir, Rishi, Ranbir Kapoor and others used to come together.

For the uninitiated, the Kapoors took the decision of selling-off the studio after a deadly fire broke out on its premises in 2017.

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