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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

Realty check: Bollywood actors and their dream houses

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 03, 2013
First Published: 13:14 IST(3/9/2013) | Last Updated: 17:28 IST(3/9/2013)

A house of your own is an integral part of the Mumbai dream. And given that the metropolis is one of the most expensive cities in the world, earning a permanent address here really is a sign of having made it. Defying the real estate slump, the youngest of Bollywood actors have bought themselves fancy, luxurious properties. Here’s taking a look at a few young owners.

Who: Sushant Singh Rajput
Career so far: Two-films old — Kai Po Che; Shuddh Desi Romance (unreleased)
What: 5-BHK in Malad; a house in Bandra

Sushant has bought not one, but two swanky homes. Currently, he stays with his girlfriend Ankita Lokhande in Lokhandwala, Andheri. “Work is still on at his Malad pad, since it’s being converted into a big 5-BHK. He plans to move in there in a few months,” says an insider.

Who: Anushka Sharma
Career so far: Seven-films old — the latest being Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
What: 7,000 sq ft sea-facing apartment in Versova

Anushka has just moved into the top floor of a high-rise in Versova. Believed to be spread over 7,000 sq ft, her apartment apparently commands a panoramic view of the sea. “Anushka’s family, including her parents and brother, have also moved in with her,” says the insider.

Who: Ayushmann Khurrana
Career so far: Vicky Donor (2012) and Nautanki Saala!
What: 2,500 sq ft second home near Oshiwara

Ayushmann’s newest investment is believed to be a 2,500 sq ft apartment near Oshiwara in Andheri. “He already owns a place in Goregaon, but for some time now, he has wanted a bigger house. He plans to shift (from his Goregaon home) in a couple of months,” says the insider.

Who: Parineeti Chopra
Career so far: Three films, Shuddh Desi Romance (unreleased) being the latest
What: Still looking; wants a house in Khar

Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, Parineeti, is close to buying her first home in the city. She is believed to have already checked out a few places around Khar. “I really want to (buy a home). I’ve been living on rent ever since I have come to Mumbai. I want a permanent address…,” she told HT Café in a recent interview.

Other recent owners
Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Khemu: Their new apartment in Khar has already been done up with the couple’s artefacts.
Amitabh Bachchan: Big B has apparently spent R50 crore to buy a bungalow located behind his family’s main abode, Jalsa, in Juhu. He now owns five such properties in the area.
Katrina Kaif: Last year, she reportedly bought a duplex apartment (on the 12th floor) in Lokhandwala. Earlier, the actor lived in a high-rise on Waterfield Road, Bandra.

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