Big B And His Real Estate Assets
In March this year, 74-year-old megastar Amitabh Bachchan announced his assets would be equally divided between his son Abhishek Bachchan and daughter Shweta Bachchan. Big B, who is also an ambassador for the United Nations Ambassador for the Girl Child, posted an image on micro-blogging site Twitter in March this year that was captioned: "We are equal... And gender equality... The picture says it all."
As we speak of assets, let us see how much real estate does Big B, as he is fondly known, owns.
The many bungalows
The Bachchans own five bungalows in the Juhu-Vile Parle Development Scheme (JVPD). Prateeskha is the first property the family bought in the Maximum City. This is the bungalow where the late parents of the superstar lived. Understandably so, Big B is particularly fond of this property, and spends his luxury time here.
Janak is another property that the Bachchan family bought in 2004. The property is used as an office and also has a work-out arena.
The family owns another bungalow Vatsa that has been leased to Citibank.
The family currently lives at Jalsa, the twin-storey bungalow at J W Marriott, Juhu that has a living area of 10,125 sqft. Reportedly, the property was gifted to Big B by film director/producer Ramesh Sippy, as remuneration for his lead role in the 1982 film Satte Pe Satta. Every Sunday, Bachchan, who likes to stay in touch with the masses, makes an appearance to greet his fans here.
- In 2013, the actor, who has been appointed the brand ambassador of the new Goods and Services Tax regime, bought a bungalow located behind the family's primary residence Jalsa for Rs 50 crore. He co-owns this property that is spread over a 750-square yard plot and has a living area of about 8,000 sqft with Bachchan Junior.
- The family's ancestral home is Allahabad at 17, Clive Road that has been converted into an educational trust. This is where his late father and renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan lived in the prime of his life.
And that’s flat-tering
Additionally, the Kaun Banega Crorepati host owns two flats in Juhu worth Rs 40 crore, an apartment in Juhu worth Rs 1.75 crore, an apartment in France worth Rs 3 crore and a flat in Gurgaon worth Rs 1.2 crore. His wife Jaya Bachchan also owns two flats in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
In 2015, his daughter-in-law, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, bought a five-bedroom luxury flat at the Bandra-Kurla Complex for a whopping Rs 21 crore.
The Sholay star also owns plots worth Rs 50 crore. The worth of the agricultural land Big B owns in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow and Barabanki districts stands at Rs 3 crore. He also owns non-agricultural land in Ahmedabad that is worth Rs 15 lakh. He also owns a commercial building at Juhu, which is worth Rs 25 crore.