House hunting in city, Anna Hazare goes to Vicky Donor-linked Sarvodaya Enclave
Located in a quiet, tree-lined avenue, B-18 is owned by a joint family and has a big verandah, a terrace, spacious rooms. Some scenes of the film Vicky Donor, which had Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Annu Kapoor in the lead roles, were shot in this house.
Mahesh Sharma, owner of the house and a former office-bearer of the resident welfare association, confirmed he had accepted token payment for a 11-month lease.
“Nothing is final yet. There is no agreement. Annaji had come to see the house and he liked it. He has already paid token money, not Rs 50,000 or Rs 1 lakh as is being said. The amount he paid was nominal. But yes, we have taken it. If the agreement is finalised, we will let it out on a 11-month lease renewable every year,” Sharma said.
He said India Against Corruption activists Arvind Kejriwal and Arvind Gaud had tried to dissuade Hazare from renting a house. “They have internal issues. All leaders of their organisation will meet in Mumbai on November 10 to decide whether this house should be taken or not,” he said.
Sharma’s elder brother Rajesh said Hazare and his supporters were planning to rent a section of the ground floor. This