MUMBAI: Alia Bhatt is leading a charmed existence. After delivering three back-to-back hits this year – Kapoor & Sons, Udta Punjab, and Dear Zindagi – she has now moved into her own house. Not bad for a 23-year-old, what do you say?
The actor bought her pad in June last year and it is located strategically. It is not too far from her parents’ home and yet gives both the Bhatt girls – Alia and sister Shaheen – to have their own space. While Alia wanted to shift to her new abode on her birthday in June, it was still not ready.
The house has been designed by filmmaker Vikas Bahl’s wife Richa. Vikas directed Alia in Shaandaar, which failed to set the box office on fire last year. Sharing a picture of her new house, Alia wrote on Instagram, “And finally night number 1 at the new home @shaheenb (we did it)”.
The three-bedroom apartment has the feel of a New York loft. Young and vibrant, the house has everything that you expect from the abode of Alia’s.
Speaking about the idea of her own house, Alia had said earlier in an interview, “It’s all very new and unexplored for me. All my life, I’ve lived with my parents. Now I need my own place. I made sure I got a place very close to my parents’ home. You step out of my old home and you step into the new home.” The one who was not too sold on the idea of Alia and Shaheen living in a different house was dad Mahesh.
“He was like. ‘Why do you have to move out? Why do you need your own place when you’ve all the privacy that you need right here in this house?’ When I tried to convince him that I had to find my own place he insisted that there must be a room for him in my new home. I’ve tried to explain to him that I am just a breath away. But he is unconvinced. I guess dads will be dads,” Alia told the national daily in the interview.