Fire breaks out at iconic RK Studio, no casualties reported

RK Studio, the iconic studio, established by The Showman- Raj Kapoor, caught fire on Saturday, September 16. More details awaited

RK Studios, the famous house of Bollywood, caught fire today, 16 September. The reason behind fire outbreak is unknown. 6 fire tenders and 5 water tankers were rushed to the spot, suggested media reports. No casualty has been reported after the incident and the reason behind this statement will be revealed only after the investigation is done. It is being reported that the fire on the sets of the TV show ‘Super Dancer’. There was no crew on the set since it is Saturday today

Only recently, the RK Studios, situated in Chembur, hosted the famous Ganesh Visarajan. We saw members of the Kapoor Khandaan- Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor, take part in this tradition. This news would obviously come as a shock to the first family of Bollywood.

R K Studio houses the logistics of the R K Films production company, both established by and named after Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor. P S Rahangdale, the chief of the Mumbai fire brigade, said an alert call was received by the department around 2.22 pm and firefighters reached the spot within five minutes. He said:

The fire was confined to electric wiring, electric installation, decoration equipment in the 100×80 sq ft area on the ground floor of the building

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The efforts to douse the blaze were on and later the cause of the fire will be ascertained after a proper inquiry, said another official.

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RK Studio was established in 1948 by The Showman. During its initial days, the films which RK Films produced shared a common theme of criticising society and depicting love across the social divide. This studio has produced iconic movies like Awaara, Barsaat, Mera Naam Joker, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, and Bobby. 

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