Pakistan to change Rishi Kapoors familial house in Peshawar in museum
Rishi Kapoor's familial house in the Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar to be convert into a museum soon after the actor's request to reserve the property.
The government of Pakistan has decided to convert Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor’s familial house in the Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar into a museum soon, regarding to a request by the actor. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government of Pakistan will make the actor’s house into a museum.
“There was a call from Rishi Kapoor. He wished that his family’s house in Peshawar should be converted into a museum or some sort of organization. We have accepted his request,” he told a group of visiting Indian journalists.
Interior Minister of Pakistan Shehryar Khan Afridi said Kapoor phoned him to reserve his family’s house in Peshawar and we are replying positively to his request.
“He had called me and talked about building his familial home into a museum. Now the federal and provincial governments are working on this and they will convert the house into a museum soon,” Afridi said.
The Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor.
Raj Kapoor, son of Prithviraj Kapoor, was born in Peshawar on December 14, 1924. The actor-director is best known for a string of hit films he made in the 1950s and 1960s.
The Kapoor family leave Peshawar after the Partition in 1947.