Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, who received a notice from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over alleged illegal construction at his residence, met NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday (13 January). Last week, the ‘Simmba’ actor filed an application before the Bombay High Court challenging the notice issued by BMC in October 2020 and an order passed by a civil court, which dismissed his suit against BMC’s action . The court granted interim protection to Sood’s building against the demolition action of BMC till 13 January.
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In its affidavit filed before the Bombay HC, the civic body called the ‘Dabangg’ star an ‘habitual offender’ and accused him of doing unauthorized work in his residential building. BMC filed an affidavit in response to the petition filed by the actor.
BMC stated, “The appellant is a habitual criminal and wants to enjoy the commercial proceedings of the unauthorized work and hence has started to rebuild the demolished portion once again, so that he is illegally and unlicensed from the department As a hotel of permission. According to a PTI report, its affidavit.
In the affidavit, BMC alleged that the Bollywood star was trying to protect a “pre-determined illegal commercial hotel”, which has been modified contrary to the building plan approved by him. The civic body also said that it took preliminary action against the illegal construction in September 2018 but the actor continued it.
In its notice, the BMC had alleged that Sonu made structural changes to his Shakti Sagar Bhavan and did not seek the necessary permission for the development work. Justice Prithviraj Chavan will hear the petition on Wednesday.
On the professional front, Sonu Sood has several films including ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Thamilarsan’ and ‘Acharya’. He will share screen space with Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt in YRF’s ‘Prithviraj’.
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Sonu Sood emerged as the ‘messiah of migrant workers’ as it helped him reach his homes during the COVID-19 lockdown. He received praise from all corners for his great work.