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RK Studios will be rebuilt as 'state of art studio', Rishi Kapoor tweets

Stage 1 of the studio caught fire on Saturday, 16 September.

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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says the fire at the stage 1 of the iconic RK Films and Studios on Saturday, 16 September, will be rebuilt and "a state of the art studio" will be made.

Rishi, son of the studio's founder, the legendary Raj Kapoor, on Tuesday, 19 September, expressed his sadness and added that the "scars" of the incident, that took place on, shall remain. He shared a photograph of the studio post the accident.

"2017 September 16. Gutted by a devastating inferno. Scars shall remain but will build a state of the art studio," he added.

The 65-year-old also shared a black and white photograph of the studio which was being readied for an inauguration with the film Awara (1951) starring Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Prithviraj Kapoor and Leela Chitnis, among others.

"1950. R.K. Studios stage No: 1 being readied for Dusserah inauguration with the film Awaara [sic]. Dream sequence was to be shot," Rishi captioned the image.

The blaze gutted one of the main shooting venues — the set of dance reality TV show Super Dancer Season 2, but fortunately, the shooting was not underway, preventing any casualties of the fire.

RK Films has given the Hindi cinema titles like Barsaat (1949), Awaara (1951), Boot Polish (1954), Shri 420 (1955) and Jagte Raho (1956).