Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has taken serious note of thespian Dilip Kumar’s fears over a property issue, said reports. Responding to the tweet put out by the actor’s wife Saira Banu Khan on Monday, Fadnavis has assured that he would speak to the family and allay their fears following the release of builder Samir Bhojwani from jail.
A CMO official claimed that even the Prime Minister’s Office had taken note of the fear expressed by the veteran actors.
Saira Banu, a veteran actor herself and Kumar’s wife, had on Sunday sought a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will in Mumbai today, to discuss the issue.
Bhojwani had claimed ownership of the two plots on which Kumar’s bungalow has been built. The 96-year- old actor’s bungalow is located in the upscale Pali Hill area of suburban Bandra. Banu’s request for a meeting with PM was shared on Kumar’s official Twitter account.
“Request from Saira Banu Khan: The Hon’ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi Sir, Land Mafia Samir Bhojwani released from jail. No action taken despite assurances by CM @Dev_ Fadnavis. Padma Vibhushit betrayed, threatened by money and muscle power. Request meeting with you in #Mumbai,” the tweet read.
She had also tagged Fadnavis in her tweet. Speaking to PTI, Fadnavis said, “I will speak to them and try to sort out the issue.”
In December 2017, Banu had lodged a police complaint alleging Bhojwani was threatening and harassing her and Kumar over the property issue. Following the complaint, the Mumbai police had arrested and booked Bhojwani.