The Department of Archeology in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has decided to turn the Peshawar homes of Bollywood actors Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor into an art museum.
In this regard, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Director of Archeology and Museums has sent two letters to the Deputy Commissioner of Peshawar requesting that the houses of Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar be purchased and handed over to the Archaeological Department.
Dr. Abdul Samad, Director of Archeology and Museums, said that the houses of Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor are located in old City, Peshawar.
Some time ago, the current owners wanted to demolish it and make it a commercial plaza, but the Archaeological Department stopped them under the Antiquity Act 2016, but the building was badly damaged during the demolition process.
Dr Abdul Samad says the current government’s focus is on Peshawar’s rehabilitation plan. In this regard, rehabilitation work will be started in Peshawar after taking possession of 1800 buildings which are more than 100 years old.
Shakeel Waheedullah Khan, secretary of the Cultural Heritage Council, says the land of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is considered to be very rich in art and culture.
He said that artists like Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Prithviraj Kapoor, Vinod Khanna and Amjad Khan were born from the land of Peshawar.