SC orders Aditya Pancholi to vacate his bungalow

Veteran actor Aditya Pancholi has lost the long battle of tenancy. Supreme Court has ordered Aditya Pancholi to vacate the rented house by this year end. "You are a big man. You can buy a flat. Your conduct (harassing the landlord) is not acceptable."

The Pancholi family has approach the Supreme Court in the matter after the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of Aditya Pancholi and his family to retain the tenancy rights over their bungalow last month. The bungalow was rented in 1960 at the rate of Rs 150 per month by Pancholi’s father. The owner, Tarabai Hate, filed a case against the family in 1977 for defaulting on several months of rent.  The actor represented by his legal team Mansukhlal Hiralal & Co. conveyed that he did not receive any letter/notice from Tarabai Hate, the landlady to clear the outstanding rent. However, the landlady claimed that it was sent to Aditya’s father Rajan Pancholi.  

The Court has given the actor time till November 5 to challenge the order. But finally Pancholi lost the case today. During the three decades, the Pancholis have been fighting a legal battle to remain in the bungalow appealing in three different courts, but each of the courts has turned down the contentions raised on the family’s behalf.

The bungalow in question is located near the ISKCON Temple in Juhu.