A look at B-town actors who have bought a place in the city and others who still stay in rented apartments
Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma find ideal abode; Parineeti Chopra, Sunny Leone, Katrina Kaif among others still striving for one
What do Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone have in common? All these actors are out of towners who have made Mumbai city their home. In fact, they’ve all bought homes with the money they earned in films. There are many other actresses who are not from this city – Parineeti Chopra, Chitrangda Singh, Sunny Leone etc who have still not managed to buy themselves that dream home. Hundreds of girls move to the city of dreams every day and rent apartments to live in, till they can afford to buy a home. Not everyone can. Even actresses who earn in lakhs and crores have to save up.
Parineeti Chopra, who hails from Ambala, came to Mumbai in 2009 and moved into a two-bedroom rented apartment in Seven Bungalows, in Andheri. she still has to buy her own place. Parineeti says, “I haven’t found the house I want to buy. Affordability is not the problem. I haven’t had the time to look around so much and I haven’t found ‘the one’.” When quizzed about her dream home she says, “I would love a sea-facing home of course. That’s the beauty of Mumbai.
Girl from: Model from London
Debut: 2003 in Boom
Living in: Rented apartment in Bandra
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: Doesn’t own property in Mumbai. The actress was a tenant in a apartment in Bandra until recently. She has been hunting for an apartment for the longest time now, a sea-facing one, but now has moved in with beau Ranbir Kapoor
Girl from: Army brat, she grew up in Bangalore
Debut: 2008 in Rab ne Bana di Jodi
Living in: Lokhandwala. Bought house in 2013
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: In an interview to after Hrs, she said, “My biggest extravagance is this house. I have really spent on the house. Like I didn’t hold back at all because it was something that my family was going to be living in and because I always lived in those government houses and as big as they are and my mother tried her best to make them look nice because you can’t change anything about these houses. For me these things are most important – like a house. It means security.”
Girl from: Former model from Sri Lanka
Debut: 2009 in Aladin
Living in: A spacious rented apartment in Bandra this year
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: Jackie may own an island in Sri Lanka but for her buying a house in Mumbai still remains a dream because of the affordability.
Girl from: Americal model and actress from NYC, USA
Debut: 2011 in Rockstar
Living in: Rented apartment in Bandra since 2011
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: It’s been three years since Nargis’ debut but the actress still hasn’t gotten a place. Maybe because she is a gypsy and not ready to put down some roots. Or would rather buy an apartment in New York?
Girl from: Model from Bengaluru and ex badminton champ Prakash Padukone’s daughter
Debut: Bollywood debut in 2007 in Om Shanti Om
Living in: Stays in a spacious 16 crore apartment in Prabhadevi since 2010
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: The actress, who was staying in a rented apartment in Pali Hill, Bandra, bought a sprawling 2,776 sq foot 4BHK apartment in Beau Monde Towers.
Girl from: Theatre actress and model from Delhi
Debut: 2012 in Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1
Living in: Huma and her actor-brother Aqib Saleem have jointly bought an apartment property in Andheri. They are currently renting a 5BHK apartment in the same area as their place is getting ready.
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: The actress and her brother wanted a spacious apartment like they have in Delhi, so after much house-hunting they found their dream home.
Girl from: South industry
Debut: Bollywood debut in 2005 in Ghajini
Living in: Own apartment in Andheri in 2009
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: After house hunting for two years, Asin finally zeroed in on her dream home. The actress has done up the entire design of her own home herself. Tabu and Sridevi also live in the same society.
Girl from: Meerut in Uttar Pradesh
Debut: 2003 in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi
Living in: Bought house in Andheri in 2010
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: Shuttling between Delhi and Mumbai, Chitrangada was living out of suitcases till she found her sweet home.
Girl from: Former adult film star from Canada
Debut: 2012 Bollywood debut in Jism 2
Living in: Living in rented apartment in Andheri since 2012
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: In spite of her latest hit film, Ragini MMS2, Sunny still can’t afford an apartment for herself in Mumbai and has been renting Celina Jaitley’s Yari Road 3BHK penthouse for the last two years.
Aditi Rao Hydari
Girl from: A royal background.
Debut: Bollywood debut 2009 in Delhi 6
Living in: Stays in rented apartment in Andheri since 2008
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: It’s been more than seven years since the actress has shifted to Mumbai and is looking for the house of her dreams which she eventually wants to buy but not finding it at the right price.
Ileana D Cruz
Girl from: D’Cruz was born in Mumbai, and brought up in Goa.
Debut: Bollywood debut 2012 in Barfi!
Living in: Lives in a rented apartment in Andheri since 2012
Ghar Ghar Ki kahani: The actress has been househunting in Mumbai since 2012 as her parents live in Goa but hasn’t found something to her liking which she can afford as well.
Girl from: Model from Delhi. Chadda began her career as a model and then she moved to theater.
Debut: 2008 in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Living in: Stays in a rented apartment in Versowa, Andheri since 2008