Actress Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of her movies, the first of many being 2012 film Student of the Year and her latest being Raazi. Within the six years of her acting career, she has managed to create a name for herself in Bollywood. Well with fame comes fortune, and the actress has been putting hers into good use. The latest news is that after purchasing two flats she has now put a down payment on a third in Mumbai’s Juhu.
According to DNA, Alia recently paid Rs 13.11 crore for a 2,300 square feet apartment located on the first floor of a posh locality in Juhu. The amount was almost double the ready reckoner rate of the apartment, which stands at Rs 7.86 crore.
The Ready Reckoner rate, as it is referred to in Mumbai, is also known as the Circle Rate in Delhi. It is the government’s estimate of minimum property values in various locations, and the rate varies from state to state. It is also the minimum price on which the government will charge stamp duty and registration fees.
Alia had to pay a stamp duty of Rs 65.55 lakhs for the property, which is registered with the sub-registrar’s office in Andheri, and whose the seller is Rushang Shah, director of Shimnit Finance and Investments Pvt Ltd. The buyer is Eternal Sunshine Productions Pvt Ltd, of which Alia is the director, and along with the flat, she also gets two open car parks.
According to Sangeet Hemant Kumar, of SHK Ventures, which deals with real estate, the property Alia bought is in a star-studded area and very few apartments are available at that location.
“There’s a premium attached to these properties and going by the rate, the price that Bhatt paid for this property isn’t very high. The property is exactly like a house a celebrity would like to invest in,” he said.
On the work front, Alia is currently gearing up for the release of her next movie Gully Boy, in which she stars alongside actor Ranveer Singh, and which is being directed by Zoya Akhtar. The release date for the movie has been set as February 14, 2019.