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:
On screen, Kader Khan enthralled an entire generation of movie watchers with his comic timing and antics. However, after he fell ill and during the last few years of his life, the great actor was reportedly alone and very few people from the industry bothered to call on him or his family. His son, Sarfaraz, had also spoken about the fragmented camps and loyalties in Bollywood, calling out Govinda’s hypocrisy in saying that Khan was a ‘father figure’ but not calling on him even once during his prolonged illness.
He is good looking, intelligent, and beats up the villain single-handedly like a superhero, hence, the male protagonist in Hindi cinema has it really easy to woo his audience, young men want to emulate him and young women want to romance him often.