Acclaimed Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has requested the Pakistani government to protect his ancestral house in Qissa Khwani Bazaar, Peshawar and turn it into a museum.
The Kapoor Haveli was built by Rishi Kapoor’s great-grandfather, Basheswarnath Kapoor. The veteran Indian actor — who is currently in the USA for medical treatment — called Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to request the conversion of the house into a museum,Â Indian ExpressÂ reported.
“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,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi said while speaking to a group of Indian journalists who are in Pakistan to attend the inauguration of the Kartarpur corridor.
Additionally, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi said he received a call from Rishi as well, asking to preserve his family house. “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 we will transform the house into a museum soon,” he said.
Before the partition of Pakistan and India, Rishi’s ancestors resided in Pakistan. His father Raj Kapoor was born in the same house on 14th December 1924 and moved to India in 1947.