Mumbai: Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seeking that the state government acquire the landmark RK Studio in suburban Chembur and convert it into a film museum.
Acquire RK Studio, convert it into film museum
On September 16 last year, a major fire broke out on the sets of dance reality show "Super Dancer", being shot at the studio, destroying a large part of the property. Nirupam said he respected the decision of the Kapoor family to sell the property, but added that people of Mumbai too had developed an emotional bond with it.
"Hence, we demand that the government acquire this property at the market value stated by the Kapoor family and convert it into a film museum in order to preserve the tremendous historical and emotional value attached to the studio," Nirupam said in the letter. The former MP said that such a step would serve dual purpose of "preserving an important part of the nation's heritage while generating revenue for the government".