ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has decided to change Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home into a museum after the actor made a request. His ancestral home is located in the Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told a group of visiting Indian journalists “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.”
Mr Kapoor had requested Prithviraj Kapoor home in Peshawar to be turned into a museum.
Rishi Kapoor called Pakistan’s Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi and said him to preserve his family’s house in Peshawar and the minister said: “we are responding positively to his request.”
The minister stated “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.”
The Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor who is the father of Bollywood star Prithviraj Kapoor. The Kapoor family left Peshawar after the Partition in 1947.