Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoors ancestral home in Qissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar is set to be turned into a museum after the actor requested the property be preserved.
The Kapoor Haveli in Qissa Khwani Bazar was built by Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Bollywood icon Prithviraj Kapoor.
According toIndian Express, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the government will convert the actors home into a museum.
Speaking to visiting Indian journalist, Qureshi said, There was a call from Rishi Kapoor. He requested that his familys home in Peshawar should be made into a museum or some sort of institution. We have accepted his request.
Further, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Khan Afridi shared that Kapoor telephoned him to preserve his familys house in Peshawar.
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, Afridi said.
Raj Kapoor, the son of Prithviraj Kapoor, was born in Peshawar on December 14, 1924. The Kapoor family left Peshawar after the Partition in 1947.