Kundali Bhagya fame Manit Joura had two flats in the Noida Supertech twin towers, which were recently demolished on August 28. The actor is grateful to the government and the honourable court for helping him and others get their money back.
During a recent interview, Manit talked about it and said, “Yes, my father had bought two flats in the twin towers, Apex and Ceyane. He bought one flat in 2011 and another in 2013 as an investment for me. We didn’t know there was a case going on against the builders regarding certain issues pertaining to this construction. It was our right to know about it, but they chose not to tell us.”
Manit also filed a case against the builders eight years ago. “When we got to know the details of the case going on against them, we decided to hire a prominent lawyer. We wanted to get our money back. My father had to visit court all these years and I would feel really bad that he had to go through a lot at this age,” he shared.
When asked how they dealt with the uncertainty over the past decade, he said, “In our country, a home is not just a flat but an emotion. My father had dreamt of having a nice place at a good location, but that didn’t happen. The Supreme Court gave a judgement that the builders will have to pay the buyers the interest on the amount given to them. However, they paid us the interest amount for just a few months, and that’s when we filed another case. After that, they started paying us in small amounts for some time, which didn’t really help because what we had paid for the property was a hefty amount.”
The actor feels that the demolition of the twin towers was the right thing to be done. “There was a lot of back and forth in this case, and it was a nightmare for my family and me, and I’m sure for other buyers too. I have seen my father sitting in court with the hope that the judgement will be in our favour. But I am happy with the decision of the Supreme Court. Through this case, it has set an example for other people and builders in our country.”
When asked about his reaction to seeing the towers getting demolished, he replied, “It was painful. I didn’t even see the video of the demolition and didn’t speak to my parents about it. We have received some amount from the builders, which the court had ordered them to give, but that amount is not close to what the market value of the flats is currently. I may not be happy with the amount, but considering the uncertainty and the pain we all went through, I am relieved that it’s all over. We have made peace with it and moved on,” he concluded.