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Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam pens down letter to the CM to renovate RK Studios into a film museum

Kapoor family has cited financial crunch to restore the studio and therefore announced its sale recently, signalling the curtains down for RK Studios.

Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam pens down letter to the CM to renovate RK Studios into a film museum
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On Thursday, Mumbai Congress demanded that RK Studios, founded by legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor which is located in Chembur, should be renovated into a film museum.

In a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam wrote, "For the Kapoor family, this will surely be more of an emotional loss than a financial one. Over the past few decades, the people of Mumbai to have developed an emotional bond with the studio”.

He also suggested to the CM that rather than some private buyer buying the plot, the government should acquire the property at the prevailing market rates sought by the Kapoor family and later convert it into a full-fledged museum.

"This will serve the dual purpose of preserving an important part of our nation's cinematic history, culture and heritage while generating revenues for the government," mentioned Nirupam.

 Over the years, some of the most memorable films were made under the RK Films banner like ‘Barsaat’, ‘Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hain’, ‘Awaara’, ‘Shri 420’, ‘Boot Polish’, ‘Jagte Raho’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Ram Teri Ganga Maili’ and ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’.

The first film shot in the studios was RK Films' ‘Aag'. Last year in the month of September, the premises had caught fire, spelling the doom for the studio. At present, Kapoor family has cited financial crunch to restore the studio and therefore announced its sale recently, signalling the curtains down for RK Studios.

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