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Manveer Saini | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; June 27, 2012)
Panchkula: Residents of this Haryana town will soon have a new neighbour— Madhuri Dixit. The actress spent the weekend in Chandigarh, visiting the house being built at the foothills of the Shivalik mountains.
The plot, which is now worth Rs 8 crore, was allotted to her by former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal from the CM’s discretionary quota in 1996. The plot is spread over 450 square metres. Its worth at the time of allotment was Rs 2, 77,746.
Madhuri’s 3-BHK house is likely to be ready by October this year. Neighbours and those working on the house said the actor visited the plot along with husband Shri Ram Nene and sons Arin and Ryan on Saturday afternoon. “She came with her husband and kids for around 15 minutes and assessed the progress made so far,” said Rakesh Gupta, who is involved in the construction work.
Madhuri joins the league of celebrities who are looking for a suitable plot in the hills to construct their house. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is also constructing her dream house in the Chharabra village of Himachal Pradesh, about 12 km from the capital city of Shimla. She got the previous structure razed last year after being dissatisfied with the construction. Work on the plot recommenced in March .
“About three months ago, Madhuri Dixit wanted to sell off the plot but later changed her mind and started the construction work,” said Hira Mani, a real estate agent from the area.
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Taking Advantage Of Heavy Police Security & A Holiday, Mumbaikars Catch First-Day Screenings Of ‘My Name Is Khan’
TIMES NEWS NETWORK (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 13, 2010)
Mumbai: Whatever else he might have done, actor Shah Rukh Khan ensured one thing: that the city’s politicians took time off from their routine and spent a morning in a cinema hall—first-day, first-show no less. Which other actor can brag of such a fan following?
On Friday, Mumbai came out in large numbers despite the Shiv Sena’s threat to stay away from cinema halls screening ‘My Name Is Khan’. Leading the pack of cinegoers was home minister R R Patil. Others, such as MP Sanjay Nirupam and state minister Arif Nasim Khan, also watched the film, as did the likes of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Khakhi freely mixed with mufti at theatres, as cops roamed conspicuously and security arrangements were tight.
SOUTH MUMBAI “Those who want to exhibit the film will be given complete protection,’’ said Patil. The politician brushed aside all talk of the government’s failure to give confidence to exhibitors. “We have assured them protection. Now they have to decide if they want to release the film,’’ he added, before walking in to watch ‘My Name Is Khan’ at Nariman Point’s Inox theatre.
Taking complete advantage of the Mahashivratri holiday, Mumbaikars came out in numbers to cinema halls. “Initially, we were hesitant but then thought the police would do their job and we should enjoy the film,’’ said consultant Rakesh More >