Shirdi: Actress Rani Mukherji today said she was anxiously awaiting the end to the dispute over her land at Shirdi and wanted to construct a bungalow in Saibaba's abode.
"I am a citizen of Shirdi. I am eagerly awaiting the dispute to end soon. As soon as I am through, I will have my own bungalow in Shirdi," she said.
Rani, who will be seen in Reema Kagti's suspense thriller Talaash co-starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor
and Sachin Kundalkar's Aiyaa--which is slated for Dussehra release--was talking to reporters after taking darshan of
Saibaba at the famous shrine.
Rani Mukherji had bought 11-guntha plot (12,000 sq ft) in Shirdi, which falls under the Shrirampur sub-division, from
Sampat More, who had sold the land to her.
She later applied for transfer of ownership. However, it turned out that the land in question was part of a bigger
plot belonging to government.
Once the matter came to light, Rani Mukherji, who bought the land for Rs 33 lakh in 2005, was denied its ownership as
Shrirampur SDO Nandkumar Suryavanshi declared the deal as illegal. It was also found that there were 16 other owners who
purchased plots from the same land.
The state government had initially ordered attachment of the land which was later reversed.
Story first published:
August 21, 2012 17:53 IST