Neighbour troubles for Anushka
Not just an average Mumbaikar, even Bollywood’s box-office queen has problems with neighbours. Phillauri actress Anushka Sharma, who owns the entire 20th floor of Badrinath Tower in Versova, Mumbai, where she resides with her family, has been accused by the building’s former secretary of illegally installing an electric junction box on the floor passageway. Sunil Batra, in his complaint to the BMC, said the box was ‘illegally’ installed, and that the Sharmas had flouted several other laws in the society. While the BMC recently wrote to the Sharmas about the box, the actress’ spokesperson told Mumbai Mirror recently that Batra’s allegations were baseless, and the electric junction box was installed ‘only after all permissions were in place’. Batra, who owns 16th and 17th floors in the building, said he first alerted the Fire Brigade about the box, and was asked to complain to the BMC. “The civic officials inspected the premises and found the electric junction box ‘highly objectionable’. They have asked the Sharmas to remove it,” Batra told the tabloid. Anushka’s spokesperson said that there was “nothing illegal” about any construction or installation. “The actress owns three flats on the 20th floor, and all permissions since 2013 are in place. Anushka and her family are law-abiding and responsible citizens and wouldn’t do anything to inconvenience or harm anyone,” the spokesperson said.