OMG: Sooraj Pancholi and family lose right to their Juhu home – The landlady of their Juhu bungalow has won the case against the family that reportedly skipped on rent.
The Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of Aditya Pancholi and his family to retain the tenancy rights over their Juhu bungalow. The property, which is close to Juhu’s ISKCON Temple was rented in 1960 at the rate of Rs 150 a month. The Court has given the actor time till November 5 to challenge the order. If they lose, then the family has to evict the bungalow. They are likely to approach the Supreme Court in the matter.
The owners of the bungalow, the Hate family initiated proceedings against the Pancholis in July 1978 for not paying rent for eight months i.e. from February to October 1977. The actor conveyed through his legal team that he did not receive any letter/notice from Tarabai Hate, the landlady to clear the outstanding rent. She claimed that it was sent to Rajan Pancholi, Aditya’s father. The Pancholis have claimed that an oral agreement was made with her in 1978 and that the lady has refused to accept rent on various occasions due to ulterior motives.
The Pancholis had produced two letters before the court but they were not of much help as the signatures on them could not prove the authenticity of party concerned i.e. Rajan Pancholi. The Court stated that the fact that Aditya Pancholi was not paying off the arrears of rent was detrimental to their case.