The BMC on Thursday demolished a part of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s production house – Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd – located in Mumbai’s Malad area over alleged violation of civic norms.
The actor, who owns the production house along with wife Gauri, has leased the entire fourth floor of the DLH Park Building in Malad’s Sunder Nagar area for their post-production work.
The open area on the terrace adjoining their office was converted into a canteen, which did not adhere to BMC’s fire safety norms. As a result, a team of officials visited the site yesterday and demolished its roof.
According to Assistant Municipal Commissioner Chanda Jadhav, the addition of a roof on the terrace was in violation of both fire safety and FSI norms.
Following the demolition, SRK’s representative stated the BMC demolished energy saving solar panels in an area outside his office premises.
A statement issued on behalf of the superstar’s home banner said they will take the matter up with the authorities concerned.
“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.
“The part which the BMC has demolished are the energy saving solar panels which provide clean energy to the entire VFX building. Red Chillies VFX is taking this up with the concerned authorities at the BMC,” the statement read.
BMC officials had reportedly inspected the premises in July after receiving a complaint.
A notice, asking the actor to remove the structure, was also sent. However, the actor failed to remove the structure or get a relief from court, warranting the demolition.