Late actress Nirupa Roy’s sons locked in a dispute over her sprawling apartment at Nepean Sea Road in Mumbai. The sons are now fighting to take over her bedroom.
Both Kiran, 45, and Yogesh, 57, sons of Bollywood’s most famous mother, have laid claims to the bedroom, saying their “sentiments” were attached to that particular room.
The fight to take over the 3,000 sq ft ground floor house at Embassy Apartments, which comes with an 8,000 sq ft garden, began soon after Nirupa Roy’s death in 2004. The dispute landed in court after the death of Nirupa’s husband Kamal Roy in November 2015. The property is estimated worth around Rs 100 crore.
As per a temporary truce, both brothers occupy two bedrooms each, and have equal rights to common areas such as the hall, kitchen, and the garden. One of the bedrooms occupied by Kiran and his family was used by Nirupa and Kamal Roy, and the brothers now want exclusive access to that part of the house.
Reportedly, in 2016, Kiran moved the High Court, alleging his elder brother of “threatening and intimidating” him to gain “complete control” of the house. The petition which was filed through advocate Zulfiquar Memon said that Nirupa had left all her properties to Kiran, and Kamal Roy in his last will too named Kiran as the sole owner of the house.
Three months ago, Kiran suffered a setback when the City Civil Court dismissed his application seeking to restrain Yogesh from entering the bedroom. “I stayed with my parents during their last days, when they were tortured by Yogesh and his wife. In my father’s Will, which was executed in December 2004, he made me the sole owner of the Nepean Sea Road flat, but allowed my brother and his family to reside there on the condition that they never enter my parents’ bedroom,” Kiran said.
When the tabloid contacted Yogesh, he wasn’t available for a comment. His application submitted to the court said the bedroom was passed to him and Kiran had no share in it. The keys of the bedroom are with Yogesh to make sure his brother didn’t “misuse” it.