CHANAKYA IS BACK AS A DLF MALL WITH A PVR MULTIPLEX
Delhi is getting back one of its most popular entertainment destinations. A little less than 10 years after it was shut down, Chanakya is back as a DLF mall with a PVR multiplex, a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) project. PVR has begun screening films with the mall to be opened in a phased manner, beginning October.
The project took off in 2008 after the Council awarded the contract to DLF. This was preceded by a long legal battle with the original owners of the cinema which began after Chanakya’s lease expired. The construction work, however, got delayed for various reasons, including the need to seek clearances from various agencies like Delhi Fire Service, Airport Authority of India, Delhi Urban Art Commission and Delhi Development Authority.
“Chanakya will house some of the foremost Indian and international luxury brands, a 3-screen PVR cinema and a multi-cuisine food space offering the best dining experience in the city. The brands that are slated to open at Chanakya include Hermes, Mont Blanc, Versace Collection, Nirav Modi and Grassroot by Anita Dongre, to name a few,” a DLF spokesperson told The Times of India.