Actor Emraan Hashmi today accused a housing society in posh Bandra of "religious discrimination" saying that it denied him the No Objection Certificate (NOC) to purchase a flat in the building because he is a Muslim.
The Nibbana cooperative housing society at Pali Hill did not provide NOC to purchase the flat Hashmi
The actor said he has approached the State Minorities Commission, seeking its intervention on the issue.
This is clearly a case of religious discrimination. Some people told me that this society is biased towards Muslims. They did not tell me directly but it is obvious," the actor alleged.
Earlier, veteran actress Shabana Azmi had claimed that she faced problems getting a house in Juhu because of her religion.
Actor Arbaaz Khan, brother of Salman Khan, had also experienced similar difficulties when he attempted to buy a flat here.