Let the Pakistan govt demolish it: Rishi Kapoor on Kapoor haveli
My grandfather lived on rent in Peshawar, we don’t have any emotional connect to that house, says Rishi Kapoor.bollywood Updated: Jan 17, 2016 14:53 IST
Legendary actor Raj Kapoor’s son Rishi Kapoor has reacted to the demolition of his grandfather Prithviraj Kapoor’s ancestral house in Peshawar and has said that the Kapoor family has no emotional connect to that place and they would let the Pakistan government to do whatever they wish to do with it.
“We don’t have any emotional connect to that house since we haven’t seen it. Let the Pakistan government demolish it. I am not even sure if that was Raj Kapoor’s own house or rented because he didn’t have that much money then to own a house. So I don’t think that anyone from the Kapoor family has any problem with that,” he said.
“We came to India even before the partition happened and never did see the house. I don’t know why others are having an issue, when we ourselves don’t have any problem with the demolition. We three brothers never stayed there. Why would we have a problem?” the actor completed.
Pritiviraj Kapoor’s house is now being demolished by the Pakistan government and the roof has already been pulled down.
There were talks that the provincial government wanted to buy that house and turn it into a museum but nothing worked out.
Though Raj Kapoor was born in that house, none of his kids ever stayed there. And once they shifted their base to Mumbai they didn’t even visit that place again.
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First Published: Jan 17, 2016 14:25 IST