Saira Banu requests meeting with Narendra Modi following 'threats' from builder over property
Veteran actress Saira Banu on 17 December requested a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, following the release of builder Samir Bhojwani who had been arrested for usurping her and yesteryear superstar Dilip Kumar's Pali Hill bungalow in Mumbai.
A post from Dilip Kumar's official Twitter sought help from the prime minister and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis:
Request from Saira Banu Khan: The Hon’ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi
Sir, Land Mafia Samir Bhojwani realeased from Jail. No Action Taken despite assurances by CM @Dev_Fadnavis
Padma Vibhushit betrayed, Threatened by money n muscle power. Request meeting wth u in #mumbai
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 16, 2018
Dilip Kumar turned 96 just earlier this week. He also been in an out of the hospital in the past few months. From the film fraternity, Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have visited Kumar in the recent past, but the fear of catching an infection through outsiders keeps the family away from letting people come too often.
Last year, Saira had complained that Bhojwani, on the basis of forged and fabricated documents, was claiming to be the owner of their bungalow. This led the Economic Offences Wing of the Mumbai Police to register a case of cheating against him.
(With inputs from Indo-Asian News Service)
Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018 10:48:11 IST