The iconic film studio, located at Chembur, has been put up for sale by the Kapoor family.
Mumbai: Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam has demanded that the state government acquire RK Studios and convert it into a film museum. The iconic film studio, located at Chembur, has been put up for sale by the Kapoor family.
In a letter to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Congress leader said, “Over the past few decades, the people of Mumbai have developed an emotional bond with the legendary film studio. Hence, we demand that the government acquire this property at market value stated by the Kapoor family and convert it into a film museum. This will serve the dual purpose of preserving an important part of our nation’s heritage while generating revenue for the government as well.”
Mr Nirupam also demanded that the government preserve the tremendous historical and emotional value attached to the studio. “The film studio is an extremely important part of our country’s cinematic history as well as an icon of cultural integration,” he said.
RK Studios, founded in 1948 by Bollywood legend Raj Kapoor, has been put up for sale by the Kapoor family, saying that it is no longer practical or economical to keep the studio running. The studio suffered extensive damage in a massive fire that broke out in September last year. The studios have churned out many hit films.