Bollywood’s celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who happens to be Kangana Ranaut’s neighbour, has also received a notice from BMC. The fashion designer has been given days to respond to the notice issued by BMC.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Manish has been sent a notice for illegal construction for turning his house into commercial space. As per Section 351 (unauthorised construction) of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act, apparently in Malhotra’s office at Pali Hill unauthorised change of the property has been made from residential to commercial on the first floor.
The same report further states that the office has illegally erected partitions/cabins on the same floor and two more violations have been done. However, Manish’s spokesperson has claimed that there has been no irregularity and no changes have been made. “The office has been in the same condition for the past 15 years. If there are any concerns raised by the BMC, we will cooperate with them and address those,” Malhotra’s spokesperson told the tabloid.
Under Section 351 the illegal portions could be demolished and the designer can be prosecuted under Section 475A of the MMC Act. Recently, BMC partially demolished Kanganaá Pali Hill office. The actress, however, claimed that there’s nothing illegal in her office and she has all the required permissions.