The young and talented Alia Bhatt is on a roll. She has paved her own destiny in Bollywood. From a child actor to big movies like Student of the Year, Two States, Highway, Kapoor & Sons and the very recent Udta Punjab, Alia has come a long way. So much that she owns a spectacular new house.
Architectural Digest India took the first tour to Alia Bhatt’s new house, even before her father.
You’re seeing my home before my friends, before my family, even before my father!
Alia would be sharing the house with her sister Shaheen.
Alia Bhatt’s New House
It was during the shoot of Alia’s film Shaandar that she met with the director Vikas Bahl’s wife Richa. Alia asked Richa to design her new house. She gave no specific brief to Richa but she was clear about what she did not want in the house.
“I told Richa I didn’t want it to be too modern. I wanted it to feel a little old, with a New York loft kind of feel. And I didn’t want anything overtly glamorous, like chandeliers, or marble floors.”
Alia had bought this house two years ago. She had other good options as well but she chose this one because it was close to her parents’ house.
The house was renovated in one and half years and four bedrooms were configured to three. Alia’s dressing room was fashioned into a completely different space from the rest of the house. There are many other people along with her for her styling, makeup, hair, etc. The house stays private from them.
You know, when she’s getting ready it’s not just her. There’s the stylist, the make-up artists, the spot boys, the ironing guys… it’s like a mela in there.
A lobby separates them from the living room. Living room consists of mix of New York loft and Swiss chalet with comfortable sofas, white walls, tiled floors and expansive windows for a beautiful look of Mumbai’s tropical trees.
Alia did not want the space to look glamorous. She did not want it to associate in any way with the Bollywood glitter. Even her new home’s lighting is muted in contrast to the harsh spotlight she faces on the sets.
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Both the sisters have great obsession for tea. Thus, Alia and Shaheen insisted on having a tea bar in the house.
All images sourced from the Architectural Digest