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BMC demolition squad targets Filmalaya studios

Vijay Singh in Mumbai | January 18, 2005 13:01 IST
Last Updated: January 18, 2005 16:35 IST

TheBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation demolition squadraided Filmalaya Studios in suburban Mumbai on Tuesday and pulled down illegal structureson its premises.

"Around 100 peopleof our team cleared nearly 7,800 square feet of illegalproperty on the premises of the studio," Kalam Patil, Deputy Municipal Commissioner (demolition), told

The owners of the studio were not available for comment.

This is the first time that a film studio has been targeted by the BMC's demolition drive, which began in December 2004.

The moveis part ofMaharashtragovernment'sdrive tobeautify Mumbai.

Interestingly, thedemolition squad arrived just asthe 'mahurat' of Sauda-The Deal, starring Preeti Jhangiani, Suman Ranganathan and Sanjay Kapoor was being shot. The film unit then hurriedly wrapped up their work.

The BMC also cleared some 750 square feet of illegalconstruction on Hotel Shalimar's premisesin Bandraon Tuesday.

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Sub: No sympathy

It doesnt matter its a studio or a minister building, everything illigal must be demolished. Why those people dont bother to folow the town-planning norms. ...

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