MUMBAI: Kushal Tandon's restaurant was damaged due to the heavy rains in Mumbai yesterday (July 21). The restaurant was thrown open to the public in December 2019. Hardik Pandya, Sohail Khan, Iulia Vantur and Alvira Khan attended the dinner launch. Krystle D’Souza and Nia Sharma were also present at the opening.
Kushal Tandon recently opened up about the massive loss he has incurred due to the recent thunderstorms in Mumbai.
Well yes, it wasn't so heavy. In fact, we had stronger rain last year and even this year before yesterday - but I think the extra breeze that was blowing yesterday played havoc.
How much is your loss?
Difficult to say but somewhere in the vicinity of Rs 20-25 lakh approximately.
Did the said restaurant have an insurance cover for this kind of damage?
No, unfortunately not.
How did you come to know about it?
The guard sent me a picture depicting it.
It's a flourishing restaurant, right?
Yes, pretty much. But after COVID, business hasn't been too great. Moreover, twice it was shut down due to the lockdown. Abhi bhi bandh hi tha kyunki the time limit of opening is 4 pm and business is more so after 16:00 hours.
So, when are you going to set about putting it back to its original state?
It was made with lots of love. I had called people from France to get a special cloth material to do it. It's a 6,000 sq feet place. So of course it won't be easy. But I am not going to wait. I'll get it rectified soonest.
Are you going to call people from France again to do it up?
If I can't, I'll set it up with some other equivalent.
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