Bollywood stars react to ‘bombay palace’ controversy
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been in hot water over a controversy over his home in Bombay Palace.
The actor has been accused of violating the Indian Housing Act by renting a house in the exclusive Bollywood enclave known as Bombay Palace for a fee of over $3 million.
According to the Bombay News, Khan’s representatives said they have received several complaints from residents in the neighbourhood who were seeking to prevent the actor from staying there.
“There are a lot of people in the area who are concerned about the situation,” Khan’s representative, Sanjay Dasgupta, told the paper.
“We have been making efforts to resolve the situation.”
The actor also faced criticism in May when he rented a house for a third time in the popular neighbourhood, which has a population of 1.3 million people.
Critics have been quick to point out that it was Khan’s first home in Mumbai, which he owns with his wife Anil Kapoor, that was built in the early 1980s.
A few months ago, Khan also sold off a home he owned in Mumbai’s Malabar neighbourhood to a developer who was subsequently fined.
In his statement to The Guardian, Khan said that he was not renting his house out for money.
“It was a mistake to buy the house at that time.
It is now my duty to pay the fines and to repay the debt,” Khan said.
“I have been building this house in Bombay for 15 years, it is a privilege and a privilege that my family deserves.”