Kapoor family house in Peshawar: Pakistan government takes important decision

Kapoor family house in Peshawar: Pakistan government takes important decision
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PESHAWAR – The Pakistani government has decided to convert the ancestral home of the Kapoor family, India’s most prominent cinema dynasty, into a museum soon.

Heeding to Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor’s request, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the Pakistan government will make the actor’s house in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazaar into a museum.

“There was a call from Mr. Rishi Kapoor . He requested that his family’s home in Peshawar should be made into a museum or some sort of institution. We have accepted his request,” Qureshi added.

Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi said Kapoor had telephoned him to preserve his family’s house in Peshawar . “We are responding positively to his request,” Afridi told the media.

“He had called me and talked about making his ancestral home into a museum. Now the federal and provincial governments are working on this and will transform the house into a museum soon,” Afridi added.

The Kapoor Haveli in Dhaki Munawar Shar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor , the father of Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor . Prithviraj Kapoor’s father bought the house in 1918. It was here that Prithviraj was married and where his first three sons were born. Two of them did not survive infancy while Raj Kapoor was born in 1924.

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