The Indian construction company Godrej Properties Ltd announced that she had acquired a bungalo mansion of the legendary film actor, director and producer Raja Kapoir in the Chembai area to develop an elite housing project.
According to the company in a common statement, the land was bought from the legal heirs of the director.
“We are pleased to add this cult project to our portfolio and are grateful to the Kapur family for providing us with this opportunity,” the company said.
The amount of the transaction is not disclosed.
It is expected that the emblem of a new elite residential complex will become the emblem of the Kapou film studio.
In 2019, the same company acquired the building of the Kapoor film studio RK Studios located in this area. An elite residential complex is also built in its place.
For many years, Mumbai discussed the possibility of creating a museum on the territory of the studio or mansion dedicated to Raja Kapuru and the “Golden Age of Bollywood” (1950-1980). But in September 2017, a strong fire occurred at the studio, which destroyed Pavilion-1, where films that became classics of Indian cinema were shot. The decorations, costumes, objects from these films were lost in the fire. The Kapurov family said that there would be no museum. Now, a plot of land with a mansion has been sold under development, where the famous director and actor lived.
Raj Kapur shot such films as the “Rain season” (Barsaat, 1949), “Tramp” (AWAARA, 1951), “Mr. 420” (Shree 420, 1955), “My Naam Joker name”, “My name Naam Joker 1970).