A major fire, that broke out at Mumbai’s famous RK Studio on Saturday afternoon, has been doused. Six vehicles of fire brigade along with five water tankers were engaged in firefighting efforts. The ground floor of the studio has been completely gutted.
Work related to electrical wiring was ongoing at the studio when a small short-circuit resulted in the blaze. There have been no reports of any casualty or anyone being injured in the accident. According to the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB), the fire was confined to 100×80 sq ft area on the ground floor of the studio building in the electrical wing. A traffic snarl was reported in the busy area as fire tenders worked to douse the flames.
The fire broke out on the sets of TV show ‘Super Dancer’. However, today being a Saturday, there was no crew on the set.
The famous studio was initially founded and setup by the showman Raj Kapoor in 1948 and is currently operational under the supervision of Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor. A spokesperson of the Kapoors said no member of the family was at the studio at the time of the accident. He also stated that the situation is now under control.
Some of the films made under the RK banner include “Aag”, “Barsaat”, “Awaara”, “Shri 420”, “Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai”, “Mera Naam Joker”, “Bobby”, “Satyam Shivam Sundaram”, “Ram Teri Ganga Maili”, among others. The last film made under the banner was “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.
After Raj Kapoor passed away in 1988, his elder son, Randhir, took over the studio. Later, his younger brother, Rajiv Kapoor, directed a film titled “Prem Granth”. Even Rishi Kapoor tried his hands at direction with “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.
(With inputs from PTI)