The Pakistani government has attempted to turn the ancestral homes of legendary actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor into museums. However, the owners of the two legendary actors refused to sell the houses. Read on to find out more.
The owners of the ancestral homes of legendary Bollywood actors and the Pakistani government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reportedly tried to reach a fixed rate settlement for the purchase of the historic two. But the owners do not accept the amount set by the government.
According to the PTI news agency, the owner of Dilip Kumar’s house claims Rs 25 crore while the owner of Raj Kapoor’s house seeks Rs 200 crore. However, the government set the rate for Dilip Kumar’s four-marla house (101 square meters) at Rs 80.56 lakh ($ 50,517) while Raj Kapoor’s six-marla house (151.75 square meters) at Rs 1.50 crore (94,061 USD). Both houses have been declared national heritage.
Reports claim that Haji Lal Muhammad who bought the house from Dilip Kumar in 2005 for Rs 51 lakh after completing all the formalities. He said it was unfair of the government to set a rate at Rs 80.56 lakh for the property after 16 years. However, he will charge Rs 25 crore through his lawyer, according to the report.
Whereas the owner of the sumptuous house of Raj Kapoor never wanted to demolish this masterpiece for the commercial market. However, he was then convinced to sell the property to the government at Rs 200 crores while the government fixed rate is Rs 1.50 cores.
The family and fans of Bollywood legends were very excited about the provincial government’s decision to turn the two historic buildings into museums in order to honor the legends and preserve their contribution to Indian cinema, said Faisal Faroqui, spokesperson for Dilip based in Peshawar. Kumar.
The two houses, located close to each other, are located in the heart of Peshawar city and were built during the pre-independence period. Now that the two sides are split on different rates, it remains to be seen what the final decision will be.
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