Renowned TV actor Eijaz Khan is unable to find a house in Mumbai because he is a Muslim – and has dogs! Eijaz has been trying to rent a house in Bandra, but all his efforts are in vain.
Eijaz told TOI:
I want to move out of my current apartment because it reminds me of my past (his ex-girlfriend Natalie Di Luccio stayed there with him), and has become soulless. Also, my dogs have developed arthritis and it’s painful for them to go up and down three floors for their walk. Moreover, the owner wants to sell it off too. I have tried every nook and corner of Bandra, but in vain. While members of my community don’t want to rent out their flats to me because I have two dogs, Hindus and Christians refuse because I am a Muslim.
He revealed that his celebrity status is making the house hunting further difficult:
I keep assuring people that no parties will be held at my place. In fact, I have hosted just one get-together at my current apartment in the past six months. The saddest part is, house owners don’t even agree to meet me. There is no broker who I have not approached. They just inform me that the deal has fallen through either because of my pets or my community. I am tired of it now. I don’t want to move out of Bandra because I have been a Bandra boy and have a social circle here.
That’s pretty sad! Hope he finds a house soon enough!