Recently, Kangana Ranaut approached the Bombay High court challenging the notice issued by BMC for the demolition of her illegally constructed bungalow in Bandra. The Bombay high court issued a notice putting a stay on the demolition process. Kangana's recent statement comparing Mumbai with 'Pakistan occupied Kashmir' has created a storm in the entertainment as well as the political sphere of the country. It's not only Kangana who has faced the outrage of the BMC, in the past, other Bollywood celebs have also faced the wrath of BMC. Here are the most popular B-town celebs who locked horns with the civic body.
The BMC had also sent a notice to Anushka Sharma in 2018 for installing an illegal electric junction box in the common passage area of her building resides at Badrinath Tower at Versova at Andheri without seeking any permission from the civic body.
Shah Rukh Khan
In 2015, BMC officials and police reached near Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow 'Mannat' at Bandra West to knock down the parking ramp outside his abode. The letter of demolition was sent by BJP MP from Mumbai north-central Poonam Mahajan, who stated that the actor uses this ramp to greet his fans, adding that it had become a nuisance and also disturbed the neighbours.
The late actor Rishi Kapoor was also served with the show cause notice of BMC for breaching its permission to trim branches of the banyan tree inside his luxurious Krishna Raj bungalow at Bandra's Pali Hill. The actor was given permission to trim the six branches of the tree but it was found that the branches were reduced to its trunk.
Priyanka Chopra faced the wrath of BMC in 2018 for the unauthorized construction at the commercial premise that was rented out at Oshiwara in Andheri West. The civic body also found contraventions while checking the adjoining premise, which is used as an office by the Chopra family, at Vastu Precinct building.
In 2017, the BMC demolished Arjun Kapoor's terrace in Juhu. The actor had received a notice from BMC for constructing a 30-by-16 sq ft brick room in Juhu without the permission of the civic body.
Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput were also served the BMC notice as the couple visited the AntiGravity Club, an upmarket Bandra gym amid the COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020.
Comedian Kapil Sharma was in headlines in 2017 for his tweet, alleging that a BMC official had demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh from Kapil. Later, the BMC claimed that the actor had illegitimate constructions not only in his Versova office building but also at his apartment in suburban Goregaon.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has earlier sent a notice to Amitabh Bachchan for the illegal constructions on his glorious Bungalows for coming up near Film City in Goregaon east.