The iconic RK Studio, built by legendary actor, director and producer Raj Kapoor 70 years ago, will soon go on sale. The Kapoor family took the decision to sell its off after a fire broke out in RK Studio last year severely damaging it. Actor Rishi Kapoor, Raj Kapoor’s son, has said the studio “had become a huge white elephant”.

In an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Rishi Kapoor had said, “We had to place a stone on our hearts. Chhati pe patthar rakh kar, soch samajh kar decision liya hai.”

Talking about the family’s decision, Kareena Kapoor Khan said she had fond memories of the studio, built by her late legendary grandfather Raj Kapoor.

READ MORE | Iconic RK Studio to be sold: Rishi Kapoor

“I don’t know how far what is actually happening. In fact, I have been quite under the weather and I haven’t even met my father in the last four or five days… But of course, we have all grown up walking around in those corridors,” she told IANS on the sidelines of a Lakme Fashion Week event where she walked the ramp for designer Monisha Jaising.

She added, “I think it’s probably something that the family has decided, so it’s up to my fathers, his brothers and up to them… If that’s what they have decided, so be it.”

RK Studio, the headquarters of the film production company RK Films, was founded and named after the Great Showman, Raj Kapoor, in 1948. The studio was the venue for films like Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Jis Desh Me Ganga Behti Hain, Prem Rog and Ram Teri Ganga Maili among others.