Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow Prateksha in Juhu will be partly demolished by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation soon for a road-widening project. According to a BMC municipal councilor, the actor was notified about the same in 2017 along with seven other property owners on Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg road which also includes filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani.
The city civic body has also instructed Mumbai Suburban Collector City survey officials to demarcate the exact portion of the bungalow required for the road-widening project, Sant Dnyaneshwar Marg connects Chandan Cinema area to Link Road towards Iskcon temple.
Advocate Tulip Brian Miranda, Municipal Councillor, while speaking to news agency ANI, asked why the BMC’s work had been completed for all other houses except around the Bollywood actor’s, and said that the key project had been stalled. The advocate further said that despite repeated attempts, she was unable to get through to authorities till threatened to go to Lokayukta. Miranda, Municipal Councillor explained that the road widening project was stalled due to Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow but the same has now proceeded. Emphasising the importance of the project, she shared that “two schools, a hospital, an ISKCON temple, and monuments in Mumbai” are around that area.