Following a request by the actor, the Pakistan government has decided to convert Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor’s ancestral home in Peshawar’s Qissa Khwani Bazar into a museum soon.
According to the Indian Express, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the Pakistan government will turn the actor’s house into a museum.
Speaking to a group of visiting Indian journalists, Qureshi said, “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.”
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Shehryar Khan Afridi shared that Kapoor telephoned him and requested him to preserve his family’s 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 will will transform 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, the 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 left Peshawar after the Partition in 1947.
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Actor has invested in an app that aims to empower women
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“My aim at investing in Foodcloud.in is to contribute towards a larger societal purpose — of empowering the homemakers to contribute towards their family income,” Kapoor said in a statement.
Led by CEO Vedant Kanoi and co-founder Sanjhi Rajgarhia, the food delivery platform runs on the premise of home cooks delivering hygienic and home-cooked food to customers from their kitchens.
“It not only boosts household income leading to a better lifestyle but also drives gender parity for the woman at home or in her neighbourhood. To me, that’s a tiny step towards parity, towards empowerment in society at large,” added the ‘Ki & Ka’ actor.
The 33-year-old star said that by signing on with the Foodcloud.in platform, women can convert their skill set into an economic asset.
For Kanoi, having a “socially conscious youth icon” like Kapoor’s support is a dream come true.
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