- "The next shoot is planned for the first week of October," said a source
- "We have lost the iconic Stage 1," Rishi Kapoor tweeted
- "Fire took it away," he added
"The show is shot at R K Studio, but there was no shoot planned for today as the channel had already shot a couple of episodes. The next shoot is planned for the first week of October. We are hopeful that we will be able to make amends by that time and get the set ready," PTI quoted the source as saying. "The show to be aired on Sony Entertainment Television will go on the floor by September 30," the source added.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor addressed the incident yesterday evening, writing in separate tweets: "Sad. A major fire broke out at RK Studios. We have lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated" and "A Studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all R K Films, is tragic for all. Fire took it away."
Sad A major fire broke out at RK StudiosWe have lost the iconic Stage 1 Thankfully no casualties nor injuries. All your concerns appreciated— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 16, 2017
A Studio can be built again but the loss of the irreplaceable memorabilia and costumes of all RK Films,is tragic for all. Fire took it away— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) September 16, 2017
Filmmaker Karan Johar also tweeted to say it was "unfortunate":
Heartbreaking and unfortunate incident at RK studios....the archival loss is truly sad for all RK lovers such as myself....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 16, 2017
On Saturday, the fire was detected to have spread out to the rest of the studio from the electrical wing on the ground floor at around 2:20 pm, reported PTI. The situation was brought under control by evening after six fire attendants and five water tankers rushed to the spot.
R K Studio was headlined by Raj Kapoor and was taken over by his son Randhir Kapoor after the iconic actor's death in 1988. Raj Kapoor's brother helmed Prem Granth and Rishi Kapoor also directed Aa Ab Laut Chalen under the production brand based in R K Studio - R K Films.
1948's Aag was the first film to have been produced by the studio with the next being Barsaat in 1949, starring Nargis and Raj Kapoor. Awaara, Shri 420, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Satyam Shivam Sundaram and Ram Teri Ganga Maili are also some of the films released by R K Films.
(With PTI inputs)