- "Lost the iconic Stage 1. Thankfully no casualties," Rishi Kapoor tweeted
- RK Studio was founded and setup by Raj Kapoor in 1948
- Rishi Kapoor had directed Aa Ab Laut Chalen under the banner
"The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Luckily, no one has got injured as the set was locked and no one was shooting. We shot at the location last week, and the next shoot was scheduled for September 29 or 30," news agency IANS quoted a source as saying.
The fire was confined on the ground floor of the studio building in the electrical wing and thick dark smoke enveloped the entire area.
The first film produced by the studio was Aag (1948). The studio's next project Barsaat, starring Nargis and Raj Kapoor, released in 1949 and was major hit. After Raj Kapoor's death, his elder son, actor Randhir Kapoor took over the studio.
Awaara, Shri 420, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai, Mera Naam Joker, Bobby, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Ram Teri Ganga Maili are some of the other films made under the banner.
(With IANS inputs)