Rishi Kapoor relives the famed RK Holi!

  • Rishi Kapoor is one of those from the film fraternity who has stayed away from Twitter despite having an account, but Holi gave him an opportunity to do something special. The veteran star took to the social networking site to relive the wonderful memories associated with the famed Holi celebration of RK Studios. The black and white images posted by him are potent enough to transport film aficionado to the glorious era. The image of Shatrughan Sinha smeared in gulal and dancing is also reflective of the bonhomie the fraternity shared in that era.
    Rishi Kapoor is one of those from the film fraternity who has stayed away from Twitter despite having an account, but Holi gave him an opportunity to do something special. The veteran star took to the social networking site to relive the wonderful memories associated with the famed Holi celebration of RK Studios. The black and white images posted by him are potent enough to transport film aficionado to the glorious era. The image of Shatrughan Sinha smeared in gulal and dancing is also reflective of the bonhomie the fraternity shared in that era.
  • This image has the showman of the film industry, Raj Kapoor dancing with Sitara Devi. Sitara Devi was a regular at all Holi events of RK Studios. The poster of ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in the backdrop gives away the year in which this image was captured. 1978 was also the year that saw the release of three Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters - Muqaddar Ka Sikanadar, Don and Trishul while Shatrughan Sinha featured in his most memorable film till date - Vishwanath.
    This image has the showman of the film industry, Raj Kapoor dancing with Sitara Devi. Sitara Devi was a regular at all Holi events of RK Studios. The poster of ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in the backdrop gives away the year in which this image was captured. 1978 was also the year that saw the release of three Amitabh Bachchan blockbusters - Muqaddar Ka Sikanadar, Don and Trishul while Shatrughan Sinha featured in his most memorable film till date - Vishwanath.
  • The Holi celebration at RK Studio was always preceded with Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor paying their respect to their grandparents by garlanding their portraits. The man responsible for starting this tradition was Raj Kapoor himself. This event also provided the entire film industry an opportunity to gather under one roof. It’s said about RK Holi that when new stars entered the film industry, people waited in anticipation whether the star would be invited for the Holi party or not. The year Rekha became a star people were anxious to know about her participation at the Holi festivity. But she turned up even without an invitation and the gesture of touching Raj Kapoor’s feet at the venue was a masterstroke which almost made her part of the family.
    The Holi celebration at RK Studio was always preceded with Raj Kapoor and his wife Krishna Raj Kapoor paying their respect to their grandparents by garlanding their portraits. The man responsible for starting this tradition was Raj Kapoor himself. This event also provided the entire film industry an opportunity to gather under one roof. It’s said about RK Holi that when new stars entered the film industry, people waited in anticipation whether the star would be invited for the Holi party or not. The year Rekha became a star people were anxious to know about her participation at the Holi festivity. But she turned up even without an invitation and the gesture of touching Raj Kapoor’s feet at the venue was a masterstroke which almost made her part of the family.
  • This image has Raj Kapoor's favourite music composer - Shankar and Jaikishan., responsible for composing songs for most of RK banner films. The composer duo are flanked by Randhir Kapoor in the image. Can you spot a much younger Rishi Kapoor in the image? The Holi revelry at the studio was synonymous with fun in the company of family and friends. The food for the Holi was provided by Jhama Sweets, a popular sweet eatery in Chembur. Raj Kapoor often took to dholak after having consumed the mandatory bhang.
    This image has Raj Kapoor's favourite music composer - Shankar and Jaikishan., responsible for composing songs for most of RK banner films. The composer duo are flanked by Randhir Kapoor in the image. Can you spot a much younger Rishi Kapoor in the image? The Holi revelry at the studio was synonymous with fun in the company of family and friends. The food for the Holi was provided by Jhama Sweets, a popular sweet eatery in Chembur. Raj Kapoor often took to dholak after having consumed the mandatory bhang.
  • This image has the much talked bout tank of the RK Studios. It was compulsory for all guests to take a dip in the colorful tank. Those who refrained from doing so were forcibly dunked into it. The 'dunking' ritual also signified the fact that the concerned person was now welcome to be part of the revelry. The image has Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor showing their brotherly love in the tank itself. The 'dunking' rule did not apply to women of RK family. Raj Kapoor was of the opinion that women must be treated with dignity.
    This image has the much talked bout tank of the RK Studios. It was compulsory for all guests to take a dip in the colorful tank. Those who refrained from doing so were forcibly dunked into it. The 'dunking' ritual also signified the fact that the concerned person was now welcome to be part of the revelry. The image has Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor showing their brotherly love in the tank itself. The 'dunking' rule did not apply to women of RK family. Raj Kapoor was of the opinion that women must be treated with dignity.
  • Though Amitabh Bachchan never worked with Raj Kapoor, he was one of the regulars at the Holi party. Seen in the image is Amitabh Bachchan, Jitendra and Prem Chopra dancing after their drinks session. Apart from the usual suspects the notable film personalities like Manmohan Desai, Sanjay Khan, Dharmendra, Pran etc ensured that their Holi celebration happened only at RK Studios.
    Though Amitabh Bachchan never worked with Raj Kapoor, he was one of the regulars at the Holi party. Seen in the image is Amitabh Bachchan, Jitendra and Prem Chopra dancing after their drinks session. Apart from the usual suspects the notable film personalities like Manmohan Desai, Sanjay Khan, Dharmendra, Pran etc ensured that their Holi celebration happened only at RK Studios.
  • And this image says its all. The look on the entire RK Khandaan featured in the image is synonymous with the mood of the Holi celebration. Though the annual ritual was discontinued two years before the death of Raj Kapoor in 1988, we have our hopes pinned on Ranbir Kapoor to revive it.
    And this image says its all. The look on the entire RK Khandaan featured in the image is synonymous with the mood of the Holi celebration. Though the annual ritual was discontinued two years before the death of Raj Kapoor in 1988, we have our hopes pinned on Ranbir Kapoor to revive it.
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Rishi Kapoor is one of those from the film fraternity who has stayed away from Twitter despite having an account, but Holi gave him an opportunity to do something special. The veteran star took to the social networking site to relive the wonderful memories associated with the famed Holi celebration of RK Studios. The black and white images posted by him are potent enough to transport film aficionado to the glorious era. The image of Shatrughan Sinha smeared in gulal and dancing is also reflective of the bonhomie the fraternity shared in that era.

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