Déjà Vu Farms Pvt. Ltd., which has Shah Rukh Khan’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law as its directors, has been fined Rs. 3.09 crore for violation of the Bombay Tenancy Act. The fine has been levied for one of the properties of the company, a farmhouse with a bungalow at Thal in Alibaug near Bombay. The bungalow was built in 2008, and has seen several Bollywood parties hosted there, including Shah Rukh’s birthday party in 2018.
The first notice to Déjà Vu Farms, issued on 29th January, 2018, said that the plot was meant for agricultural activity but the original farmhouse was demolished and new structures which came up in its place were in violation of section 63 of the Bombay Tenancy Act. After several hearings, the collector issued an order on 20th January, 2020, saying that there was a violation and that Rs. 3.09 crore should be deposited with the government by way of penalty. Vijay Suryavanshi, who was collector in 2018 and is now commissioner of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation, said that the transfer of the property will be deemed legal after the Rs. 3.09 crore is deposited, but action will continue under the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code and the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act.