With the sale of RK Studios, which will give way to a residential complex by Godrej Properties, India has lost a landmark which saw the rise of one of India’s premier filmmakers and actors, Raj Kapoor, and witnessed some of the most beautiful films made over decades.
Financial constraints and the inability to run the studio, especially after the fire that broke out last year, destroying numerous priceless relics, forced the current Kapoor clan to take the decision of selling it.
RK Studios, however, is not the first one to bid farewell to a glorious past. Numerous other iconic studios have had to bite dust due to various reasons. We take a look at some of them: