It is a tradition for the Kapoor family to come together to celebrate Ganesh Utsav every year at the RK Studios that was initiated by his father Raj Kapoor. But now, the family won’t celebrate the festival this year.
Randhir Kapoor shared the news with the portal and said that previous year’s celebration was the last Ganesh Chaturthi celebration for them and now that RK Studios has been demolished they don’t have a place to celebrate the same way they did at RK Studios.
No Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations for the Kapoor family
He said, “That was the last Ganesh Chaturthi celebration for us. RK Studios hi nahi raha… to kahan karenge? (When there is no RK Studios, where will we organise it?) Papa (Raj Kapoor) started the tradition 70 years ago with a lot of love for the Trunk God, but now, we don’t have a place where we can hold the celebrations the way we did at RK Studios. We all love Bappa and have immense faith in him, but I guess, we can’t continue with the tradition anymore.”
RK Studios have been a crucial part of the history of Indian cinema. 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 Rishi Kapoor-directed “Aa Ab Laut Chalen”.