Bollywood’s favourite shooting location Mukesh Mills which is known for many Bollywood songs is all set to shut down. Right from Amitabh Bachchan’s Jumma Chumma to Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon’s Poster Lagwa Do from Luka Chuppi, Mukesh Mills has been many filmmakers favourite to shoot songs for their films.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, “Its pack up for Mukesh Mills compound, the seaside structure in Colaba, which has earned fame and notoriety in equal measures as a film shoot location and a haunted place. In a letter issued by the BMC’s A Ward recently, the owners have been instructed to shut the compound for film shoots and other activities as several structures there have allegedly turned far too weak. Now owned by the Transport Corporation of India, the compound, spread over 11 acres, needs a fresh audit till which time no activity will take place there, the BMC note said.”
Mukesh Mills to shut down
Assistant Municipal Commissioner (A Ward) Kiran Dighavkar told Mirror, “A notice has been issued to the Mukesh Mills owners to get a fresh structural auditconducted. Our survey showed that the walls and the chimney have turned weak and the structures are dilapidated.”
“The condition of one of the structures has worsened, and we can’t take a risk by allowing film shoots here. The property will have to remain shut till our structural auditor declares otherwise.” BMC official further added.
Mukesh Mills’s executive director Sunil Warerkar stated, “The BMC has only issued a letter and not a notice. There is no section mentioned on the letter and this seems to be an attempt to harass the owners. The place is a hub for film shoots and these should be promoted. There are many structures on the compound and just one of them one of them is dilapidated. The unsafe structure has been cordoned off. The mill owners have already submitted an audit report about the remaining structures to prove they’re safe. The audit was conducted by the firm empanelled with the BMC, whose actions suggest mala fide intentions.”