2021 hasn't started on a good note for Sonu Sood as he has been embroiled in controversies. Sonu, who was once called a 'messiah', is now being addressed as a habitual offender for carrying out unauthorized construction work at a residential building in Juhu despite demolition initiated twice previously, according to the Mumbai civic body.
Maharashtra: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood (in file photo) for allegedly converting a six-storey residential building in Juhu into a hotel without BMC's permission. pic.twitter.com/49FU1Y3iGJ— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2021
The affidavit read as "The appellant is a habitual offender and wants to enjoy the commercial proceeds of the unauthorized work and therefore once again started reconstructing the demolished portion to make it operational as a hotel albeit illegally and without permission from the License department."
It further stated, "The appellant has not been given permission for change of user of the said property from residential to commercial and there is no license to run the commercial hotel. The appellant, who has totally modified an entire building unauthorisedly into a hotel, is running the same without a license."
BMC had earlier registered a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood and his wife Sonali Sood for allegedly converting his six-storey Mumbai building into a hotel without permission.
Meanwhile, Sonu had replied to the complaint filed by BMC stating, "I have already taken approval for the change of the user from the BMC. It was subject to the approval of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA). This permission has not come due to Covid-19. There are no irregularities. I always abide by the law. This hotel was used to house Covid-19 warriors during the pandemic. If the permission doesn`t come, I will restore it to a residential structure. I am appealing against the complaint in the Bombay High Court."View this post on Instagram
On the work front, Sonu Sood will be next seen in a Bollywood film titled Kisaan.