Kapoor family’s ancestral ‘haveli’ in Pakistan to be converted into a museum

Rishi Kapoor
Rishi Kapoor

The Hush Post | 9:04 | 2-minute read

The Imran Khan government has decided to convert Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home in Pakistan into a museum. The Bollywood actor had requested the Pakistan government to covert his ancestral home in Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar into a museum.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi disclosed that his government had heeded to the request of Rishi Kapoor.

Qureshi said, “There was a call from 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 was talking to a delegation of Indian reporters in Islamabad.

Meanwhile Pakistan’s Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi said “we are responding positively to his request.”

“Now the federal and provincial governments are working on this and will transform the house into a museum soon,” added Afridi.

Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor’s father Basheswarnath Kapoor had build the Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar. Rishi Kapoor’s father, Raj Kapoor was born to Prithviraj Kapoor in Peshawar on December 14, 1924.

After partition in 1947, the Kapoor ‘khandaan’ had left Peshawar and migrated to India.

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