BMC demolishes Shahrukh Khan’s illegal canteen at Malad

The BMC has demolished the illegal construction of a canteen of Shahruh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment at Malad, in West Mumbai on Thursday. Khan has constructed an open terrace adjoining to his production office which is against the fire safety norms as per BMC.

Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd is a production company which King Khn owns with his wife Gauri Khan. They have purchased entire fourth floor of a 16-storey DLH Park Building at Sunder Nagar in Malad for post-production work of his movies. The superstar had converted the terrace measuring around 2,000 square ft attached to the floor into a canteen for his staff and office visitors. Around 316 staff worked in the office.

As per Red Chillies spokesperson, "Red chillies Vfx is a tenant and not the owner of the property mentioned. The building has an open area outside with seating which employees use for eating food that they get from home. It is not an operational canteen. However, due to a misunderstanding, the part which the BMC demolished are the energy saving solar panels which provided clean energy to the entire Vfx division. Red Chillies Vfx is taking this up with the concerned authorities at the BMC."

Assistant municipal commissioner and ward officer Chanda Jadhav said, "The terrace needs to be remain open to sky, but they have changed it into usable area. They have covered the terrace which is violation of FSI rule and fire safety norms."

Earlier too Shahrukh Khan faced the wrath f the BMC. He had illegally constructed parking for his vanity van which was demolished by the BMC.

Apart from Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukherjee and Sonu Sood received BMC notice for illegal alterations into their bungalow and restaurant respectively.