New Delhi, Nov 7: In a setback for Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi, the Supreme Court on Friday asked film actor Aditya Pancholi to vacate the rented accommodation he is living in in Mumbai by December 31 and hand over its possession to its owner.
The court refused to grant relief to Bollywood actor 's on his plea to retain tenancy rights over a bungalow in Juhu in Mumbai and directed him to vacate the premises by the end of the year.
Pancholi had approched the apex court after the Bombay High Court rejected his plea to retain the tenancy rights over the bungalow and pay arrears to the owner.
The bungalow located near Juhu's ISKCON Temple was rented in 1960 at the rate of Rs 150 a month. The suit was filed by Tarabai Hate, owner of the bungalow, in July 1977 after Rajan Pancholi, Aditya's father, failed to pay the rent which amounted to Rs 1,384.
On November 2, Pancholi had told the apex court that he was willing to take the premises and pay rent on current rates.
The counsel appearing for the owner of the bungalow had sought time to seek instructions from the client. During the proceedings today, the owner told the court that she was not willing to rent it out to Pancholi.
The Bombay High Court had last month ruled in favour of the landlady and asked Pancholi to vacate the accommodation and pay the arrears to her. The apex court reaffirmed the high court order asking Pancholi to vacate the bungalow by December 31.
(With inputs from agencies)