MUMBAI: The BMC has demolished illegal canteen of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s production house , Red Chillies, at Malad (West) on Thursday.Khan had covered an open terrace adjoining to his office and converted it into canteen which was a fire trap said BMC official.
Khan along with his wife, Gauri, owns Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd and they have purchased entire fourth floor of a 16-storey DLH Park Building at Sunder Nagar in Malad for post-production work. Khan had converted the terrace measuring around 2,000 square ft attached to the floor into a canteen for his staff and office visitors. Around 316 staff are employed in the office.
As per Red Chillies spokesperson, “Red chillies Vfx is a tenant and not the owner of the property mentioned. The building has an open area outside with seating which employees use for eating food that they get from home. It is not an operational canteen. However, due to a misunderstanding, the part which the BMC demolished are the energy saving solar panels which provided clean energy to the entire Vfx division. Red Chillies Vfx is taking this up with the concerned authorities at the BMC.”
Assistant municipal commissioner and ward officer Chanda Jadhav said, “The terrace needs to be remain open to sky, but they have changed it into usable area. They have covered the terrace which is violation of FSI rule and fire safety norms.”