Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din: Why We Should Have Kept the Legacy of RK Studios Alive

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Jaane Kahan Gaye Woh Din: Why We Should Have Kept the Legacy of RK Studios Alive

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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s the city gears up to welcome Lord Ganesh once again, the announcement about the sale of the famed RK Studios keeps ringing in my mind. As one icon of the city makes his annual return, the other will leave – forever.  

I walked inside the red-and-white gates of RK Studios for the first time on an afternoon in September 2006. There was immense excitement in the air as the Kapoors were getting ready for their annual Ganpati celebrations. For me, it was all new; as new as the frenzied coverage of Ganesh festival that had just begun gripping the imagination of TV channel editors sitting in Delhi. And as a young reporter, all of 22, sneaking inside spaces you were not invited to, was like sugar rush.

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