Kangana’s bungalow hit roadblock
National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who is at the centre of a heated controversy over her alleged affairs with the likes of Hrithik Roshan and Aditya Pancholi, now seems to be locked in a property tussle with a residents’ association of Pali Hill.
Kangana’s apparent plan to start a production house at a bungalow that she recently purchased on Pali Hill has hit a roadblock after the residents raised objections to any commercial activity in the area. Kangana’s lawyer, however, has shot a letter to the Pali Hill Residents’ Association, saying that they cannot call the place “a production house” as she will be using the bungalow to only meet her “professional colleagues”.
With a built-up area of 3,075 sq ft, the bungalow is reportedly worth Rs 20.7 crore. The three-storeyed structure on Nargis Dutt Road was earlier a nursery school called Kangaroo Kids and is a part of the Chetak Co-operative Housing Society.
In a letter to Chetak Co-operative Housing Society, Kangana said that the said property would be used by her as her “second home”, where she would be primarily engaging herself in script reading, script finalising and other corelated work. “I do not intend to call my film industry colleagues like directors, producers, writers, etc. to my other house where I permanently reside… also please do specifically note that no such activity shall be indulged in by me which shall cause nuisance to my neighbours and the said property shall be occupied by me, my family members and my staff who will take care of my schedule, my work commitments,” the letter says.
According to Pali Hill Residents’ Association, the contents of the letter were enough proof that the actress meant to use the property for commercial purpose. A few days ago, the residents had a meeting with Kangana’s manager.
“For the past 25 years, we have not allowed any new commercial activity in the hill. Rules are the same for everyone. We have asked the Chetak society not to allow any commercial activity. Kangana, in her letter itself, has admitted that she will be meeting directors and producers as she does not want to call them to her permanent residence. This means that she will be using this property for her commercial commitments. We cannot allow this to happen,” said DR Amitav Shukla, chairman of the Pali Hill Residents’ Association.