Rani Mukerji illegal renovation at her Juhu home has got her into trouble with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The actress allegedly altered the construction of her house. While work at her Juhu Bungalow may have stopped and trouble between her and the BMC may have ended, Mid-Day reports that the actress has paid a whopping amount of Rs 23.30 lakh as fine and Building Proposal department has regularised the additional work in the bungalow.
Several activists in Mukerji‘s neighbourhood had filed a complaint to the BMC’s K West ward in August this year against irregularities at the actress’ bungalow. Back then, a notice had been issued under Section 488 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, which grants BMC the right to inspect land. After the inspection, a stop work notice has been issued to Rani as the construction was not under the approved plans.
Speaking with the tabloid, an officer from the building proposal department said, “We have received a payment of Rs 23 lakh and there is no more amount to be recovered, thus we have regularised the construction work that has been carried out there.”
Nikitesh Chaubal, one of the activists and chairman of Aamhi Jagrut Mumbaikar, who bought the irregularities to the BMC is not satisfied with the agrred upon fine amount and says that it’s less and penalty is more than what has been paid. He told Mid-Day, “We will now write to the municipal commissioner asking for a vigilance inquiry to be called against the Building Proposal department’s officers, as the amount to be recovered would be definitely more, but has not been so as they are hand in gloves with the actor.”On the work front, Rani Mukerji’s fans have something to cheer about. The actress will be seen on the big screen again after a gap of three years in YRF’s ‘Hichki’, which is slated to hit the screens in February 2018.