Simran actress Kangana Ranaut‘s palatial house, set in the picturesque landscapes of Manali, has become the talk of the town. The pictures, that were doing the rounds, are making a huge buzz on social media and there’s no denying they are truly eye-popping. There are perks of being in Manali and who doesn’t want to own a house in Manali? Especially when a two-floor mansion is situated in the lap of nature with a scenic snow-capped mountain view in the backdrop. The actress, who has a property worth Rs. 20 crore in Pali Hill, Bandra, has invested well for a luxurious living. What do you say?

Talking about why a house in Manali of all the places, the actress, in a statement, said, “I always felt that if I have the option, why would I build a house in Himachal Pradesh? I’ll make it in Europe or somewhere. When you are a tourist you go on this drive, where you want to hike, you want to skate, there is a lot of physical restlessness. That died down, it just settled. Maybe because I travelled a lot, or maybe because it just had to. And then started another restlessness, which was more within, and I wanted to find who I am. For that, I need a place.”

Kangana added, “Around four years ago, it was spontaneous, and I told my parents that I want to make a very small house in Manali and test that feeling… like have a one bedroom and kitchen and see how I feel there. Do I feel a sense of what I am looking for? And I was so busy with my work. And they got this grand project, they saw the land, and I am like, what? You guys spent so much and got this, but I was just testing! And then one thing rolled into another, and my architect came over, and she made this grand house.”

Reportedly, Kangana spent Rs 30 crore on her Manali house; the actress, at first, had doubts if she made the right decision. Speaking of the same, Kangana, said, “When I came in for the first time, I was like, I don’t know, I am investing all my savings, everything that I have ever done, you know, into something that I don’t know if I will be able to relate with. I was very confused. But when I came here, the Kartikeya temple was a big indicator for me. The locals came and they said I should go and visit it. The vibration here is so strong, and when they told me there is this temple, I asked which one is this? And I had read a lot about Kartikeya’s mahasamadhi in the Himalayas, and I asked if this is the same place where it took place, and they said yes. And I am like, this is it. This is it. So that was this indication for me.”

The actress further told the daily, “Basically for me, it’s more for a spiritual purpose. And my house is named Kartikeya Niwas, after the temple. I feel, I am so fortunate to be in this place because this is such a great place, such a great energy. I mean, I can’t explain enough how fortunate I feel, because of the temple.” ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut’s Moment With Nephew Prithvi Raj Is Too Cute For Words

Comparing Mumbai with Manali, Kangana said, “Don’t get me wrong, it is not like I don’t love Maharashtra, I am playing a Marathi these days (laughs). I am playing Lakshmi Bai and I am speaking some Marathi as well. My characters affect me a lot and that has also given me a sense of belonging there. But the Himalayas have their own charm. It’s the vibration here. The temple right above my house, the one I mentioned. And the vibration of it, it is easier to meditate here, it is easier to do yoga, it is easier to concentrate. So for these things, this place gets extra marks, but that doesn’t mean Mumbai is any less.”

She added, “Mumbai is the one who sort of raised me, you know? So if you have to compare, you know how they say Yashoda will always be the bigger influence (for Krishna), how the one who adopts you and loves you like a mother will always have the higher place? That’s how Mumbai is. I went there as a nobody, with Rs. 1500, and it gave me everything.” Of course, everyone has seen the pictures of Kangana’s Manali house. Kangana’s Manali mansion reportedly has a balcony in each room; there’s also a rooftop glass conservatory. What do you think about the house? Let us know in the comment section below. Watch this space for further updates.