The ancestral homeowners of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor's houses rejected to sell the right of property at the rate decided by the government of Pakistan
The owners want a higher price as the home is an important location.
Two megastars of Bollywood Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor have their ancestral homes in Pakistan, Dilip Kumar home in Mohallah Khudadad and Raj Kapoor home in Qissa Khwani Bazar.
According to the reports, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government of Pakistan wants to convert the houses into museums as they have historic importance.
In fact, they have talked with the owners to come on a fixed price to sell the rights of property to the government.
The government approved the sum of Rs 2.35 crore in which Dilip Kumar 101 square metre home in Rs 80.56 lakh and Raj Kapoor 151.75 square metre home in Rs 1.50 crore.
But the owners declined the price decided by the government as the property is important and the government decided a less price for it.
For Dilip Kumar’s ancestral house, the owner, Haji Lal Muhammad, has charged Rs 25 crore, he also added that in the year 2005, after finishing off all formalities and documents related to buy the property, he purchased the property in Rs.51 lakh and now after 16 years the price that was fixed by the government is very less.
He also said that the price of one marks in the particular area is about Rs.5 crore according to which the government is paying less.
Same in the scenario of Raj Kapoor's ancestral home, the owner asked for Rs. 200 crores while the government had decided Rs. 1.50 crore for it.
Peshawar - based Faisal Farooqui, who is a spokesman for Dilip Kumar, told media that the government step to convert the house into the museum will increase the importance of Peshawar as well as beneficial for Pakistan’s tourism sector.
According to the sources, in the past, the owners tried to demolish the two houses to build commercial plazas as these are prime location but they failed to do it because the archaeology department wanted to keep them as they have historic importance.