Shaan Shahid thinks Madam Noor Jehan's house should be turned into a museum

Shaan Shahid thinks Madam Noor Jehan's house should be turned into a museum

Shahid was irked by the government's decision to restore ancestral homes of legendary actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in KPK
21 Sep, 2020

Shaan Shahid is quite the patriot, that much is no secret.

So it's no surprise that the actor wasn't too happy when the government announced reserving Rs50 million for restoration of historical sites in KPK, including the ancestral homes of iconic Bollywood actors Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar.

"Madam Noor Jehan's house has become a plaza... Sad our legends deserve it too," he tweeted.

When Vasay Chaudhry pointed out that she sold that house on her own volition, Shahid suggested that the government should've paid for the house and turned it into a museum.

The Jawani Phir Nahi Aani actor still didn't see Shaan's point and shared that he respectfully disagrees.

"The government commemorated her with civil awards and other accolades in her lifetime. It was her private property and buying her house (especially when she was not even in the need for money) doesn't make sense, given the economic situation of our country," he said.

Other than Kapoor and Kumar, other well-known celebs with roots in Peshawar include Shah Rukh Khan and Vinod Khanna.


H Ayaz Sep 21, 2020 06:06pm
Ashfaq Ahmad and Bano Qudsia’s house should be preserved and prevented from becoming a plaza in future . Food for thought for Punjab Govt Pakistan’s plaza culture is taking a toll on so many historic sites !!
Chrís Dăn Sep 21, 2020 06:34pm
It is a very polished idea. It will be a symbol of our ever lasting respect for the unique legend of Pakistan
Fast comment Sep 21, 2020 06:43pm
Shaan Shahid has no locus standi to opine about Madam Noor Jehan House, the heirs could decide.
Ali Sep 21, 2020 06:56pm
I think there should be a mega website dedicated to the works of MNJ and other greats, like Malika Pukhraj, Roshan Ara Begum etc, instead of a physical space which requires more money and staff. The Govt should pay for this website and manage the content.
SMI Sep 21, 2020 08:10pm
Shan u can do it your own buy the house and donate it for museum
Ahsan Gul Sep 21, 2020 08:21pm
Not a bad idea as she was our icon.
Saeeds Sep 21, 2020 08:33pm
Not government but private donors job. I’m not Noor Jehan fan why I my tax money contribute in this . If there are millions fan than fans contribute .
M. Emad Sep 21, 2020 09:19pm
President General Yahya Khan was a big fan of Madam Noor Jehan.
yussouf Sep 21, 2020 09:21pm
yes govt must buy noorjehan house ---we listen her songs all the time
HA Sep 21, 2020 09:24pm
This is smart thinking as it is going promote tourism. But our so called educated people will remain in stone age.....
N abidai Sep 21, 2020 09:41pm
Shan is a day late, how about getting her family, madam noor Jehan on board when she passed away with your suggestion, in real time! Her family sold her house and other assests! How about building a museum for artists of Pakistan , with specific areas high lightening their great talents . Do the hard work Shan, blaming gov’t for everything is to easy. If the gov’t restore the houses of BW, then turn them into museums to incoperate sections of Pakistani artists plus develop parks and restraurants to make it a trourst attraction, will be great for the local economy !
Alih Sep 21, 2020 10:42pm
Shan is a legend.
Issak Sep 21, 2020 11:36pm
He's has value local cultural icons to pass on their contribution to the coming generations...
Abdullah Sep 22, 2020 04:22am
Why didn't Shaan buy the house and convert it into museum?
Ha Sep 22, 2020 06:00am
First get some back ground on Madame and then talk!
Bilal Sep 22, 2020 06:20am
Vasay lovely reply to shaan, shaan is just letting himself highlighted in news
Saad Sep 22, 2020 09:08am
Noor Jehan has her own family in pakistan.tbe govt can help but it's their decision. He just wants to drib all the time Showing his fake patriotism.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Sep 22, 2020 02:32pm
Great idea but who will turn it into a tangible reality?