Mumbai, Aug 10: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who had earlier alleged that he denied a house because he was a Muslim, on Monday, August said that there was no discrimination against him and there was 'miscommunication'.
"The dispute between me and the members of Nibbana housing society has been resolved. The society had not discriminated against me. There had been a miscommunication," Hashmi told reporters after a hearing on his complaint at the State Minorities Commission.
Hashmi's lawyer Majeed Memon said that a broker Jagjit Arora had told the actor that the owner had refused to sell the flat as Hashmi was a Muslim.
"The secretary of the society today told Emraan that they had not discriminated against the actor and that if anyone in the building wants to sell their flat then Emraan can buy it," Memon said.
Memon also said, "Secretary J P Chatri told the Commission that they would not refuse the actor on religious grounds as there are several other Muslims residing in the building."
The owner of the flat D U Suvarna said that he would be more than happy to sell the flat to the actor who is like a 'son' to him. "I have not decided on what I will do with my flat. But if I decide to sell the flat then my first choice would be Hashmi," Suvarna said.