BR Chopra’s Juhu house is now sold for 183 crores. He died in 2008 in Mumbai. According to reports, the new buyers are planning to build a residential complex there.
The house of film producer and director BR Chopra in Mumbai has been sold. The property, which is located in the chic city of Juhu in Mumbai, has been sold for no less than 183 crores. BR Chopra died in 2008 at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Also read: ‘BR Chopra was attentive to spotting even boys’
The filmmaker was known for turning unusual stories about socially relevant issues into immortal classics. Some of his films include Dhool Ka Phool (1959), Waqt (1965) and Naya Daur (1957), Kanoon (1958), Humraz (1967), Insaf Ka Tarazu (1980) and Nikah (1982).
According to an Economic Times report, BR Chopra’s bungalow, which is spread over an area of 25,000 square meters, was the producer’s family home. The house was purchased by K Raheja Corp for 182.76 crore and the company paid a stamp duty of 11 crore for the registration.
K Raheja Corp acquired the property from Renu Chopra, the daughter-in-law of BR Chopra and wife of the late filmmaker Ravi Chopra. The developers are reportedly planning to build a first-class residential project there. The house is opposite the Sea Princess Hotel, from where BR Chopra did his business.
Born on April 22, 1914, in undivided Punjab, Baldev Raj Chopra’s interest in movies started as a film journalist. After the partition, he moved to Delhi and then to Mumbai. He began his career writing film reviews for the Cine Herald Journal.
In 1949 he produced his first film Karwat, which unfortunately became a flop. In 1951, he tried his luck again as producer and director of the film Afsana, which became a box-office mega-hit. In 1955 he founded his own production house BR Films. His first film for this production house was the highly successful Naya Daur.
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