Indian Film and Television Director’s Association (IFTDA) has appealed to Godrej Properties, to build a ‘Raj Kapoor museum’ on the site of the iconic RK Studios, days after the real estate firm announced the acquisition of the land in Mumbai’s Chembur area. Godrej is planning to develop a mixed-use project housing luxury flats and retail spaces, on the land.
“It is our humble appeal to you, on behalf of the film industry in general to spare some area from the 33,000 sq metres for Raj Kapoor’s museum, which will refresh memories of Raj Kapoor for the coming generations. We request you to pay tribute to the unsurpassable genius, his craft, his humility and give a solemn thought to our appeal,” a statement from IFTDA read. Earlier, Randhir Kapoor, eldest son of the late actor had said that the place had been of ‘tremendous significance to my family, over the many decades that RK Studios has operated from there’.