The BMC demolished a number of ‘unauthorized’ glass-and-wood cabins and cubicles built inside the 2,500-square-foot office of veteran actor Anil Kapoor in Santacruz west. According to reports, the BMC's H-West Ward staff razed unauthorized interior work carried out at four premises in Savoy Chambers, including Kapoor’s office.
The six-storey commercial building is situated on Dattatray Road in Hasmukh Nagar, Santacruz. According to TOI, some documents show that on September 8, a notice was served on the four offices under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act (MRTP) 1956, over the interior works. Following that, on October 16 an order was issued stating that there were no replies to the notices nor were any documents submitted to prove authorisation of work. The order stated that while inspecting the premises, civic staff had observed that the company still had not reinstated the work as per the approved plan.
Speaking to TOI, Sharad Ughade, assistant municipal commissioner, H-West Ward, said, "Four structures were partly demolished following due process of law. Besides, a car showroom on the second floor that was issued a stop-work notice, was razed too." He said Kapoor's office had unauthorized “full height partitions. These can be regularised but no application was made to the BMC for it," he added.According to NDTV, Anil Kapoor’s office will be under repair work for the next couple of days. A source for NDTV said the office was cooperating with the BMC officials to the best of their abilities. A spokesperson of Anil Kapoor said that the actor is currently overseas and is unable to comment at the moment.