It seems like losing RK Studio to a fatal fire has left a bruise within Kapoor’s core, and why it shouldn’t, for it was so dear to the family. Following the ordeal, Ranbir Kapoor in his latest chatter with Times Of India said that they wouldn’t celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi this year.
“That was the last Ganesh Chaturthi celebration for us. RK Studio hi nahi raha… to kahan karenge? Papa (Raj Kapoor) started the tradition 70 years ago with a lot of love for the Trunk God, but now, we don’t have a place where we can hold the celebrations the way we did at RK Studio. We all love Bappa and have immense faith in him, but I guess, we can’t continue with the tradition anymore,” Randhir Kapoor told the Times Of India.
For the inundated, the Kappors in an emotional goodbye sold the RK Studio earlier this year after it incurred heavy losses following a deadly fire. For the past 70 years before the incident, the Kapoors annually hosted Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at the iconic RK Studio. It was a tradition started by Raj Kapoor. And now as they do not have a property roomy enough to celebrate the Ganesh Utsav on a large scale they won’t be celebrating the festival at all.
Like most of India, the Kapoors used to welcome Bappa every year in the studio following pious ceremonies and shows for the entire duration of the festival. A section of the studio allowed devotees to enter the studio and participate in morning and evening aartis. On the final day of the festival, the Kapoors took out a procession to bid adieu to Bappa.