Virat Exploring Bandra, Versova To Find His New Home
According to media reports, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has cancelled the sale deed of an uber-luxury sky bungalow at Worli he bought for Rs 34 crore in 2016 form Omkar Realtors. The Indian skipper, who is currently living with actor wife Anushka Sharma at a plush rented apartment in Mumbai’s Worli at a monthly rental of Rs 15 lakh, is now planning to buy a penthouse at Bandra or Versova, some of the most posh localities in Mumbai, a city that is counted among the most unaffordable property markets in the world.
Kohli’s current lived at the 40th floor flat at Raheja Legend, Worli. The sea-view house is nestled on the Dr Annie Besant Road and spans a carpet area of 2,675.07 square foot (sqft). The star has leased the apartment for a period of over 24 months at a cost of Rs 15 lakh a month. He has reportedly paid a deposit of Rs 1.5 crore, along with a stamp duty of Rs 1.01 lakh, for document registration.
The likely change of address
Since the Indian cricket team captain is exploring Bandra and Varsova to find his future home, let us see what could be the suitable choices for him.
Destination Bandra: Known as the queen of the suburbs, Bandra is located on the western fringes of Mumbai, and is divided by the local railway line into Bandra West and Bandra East. Once under the Portuguese and British dominance, Bandra today is an upscale residential locality and a sought-after destination for premium housing. Several leading developers such as Rustomjee, RNA Corp and Kanakia Space have launched their prestigious projects here. Homebuyers can find a range of options, entailing independent houses, 2 and 3BHK apartments and luxurious villas that fall in the category of mid-range, luxury and ultra-luxury projects.
Among the sub-localities, the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) is a bustling central business district (CBD) which is three kilometre away from Bandra East where one can find commercial spaces, offices, swanky residential properties and social amenities in plenty. The Bandstand Promenade and Bandra Sea Link are other major attractions of the area. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport is only nine km from here. Areas like Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road, Pali Hill and Carter Road are home to many celebrities.
In case Kohli picks a home at Bandra, there are the people he would have for neighbours:
Beaumonde Towers, Prabhadevi: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone owns a property in this project by Sheth Creators. The signature development has 2, 3, 4 and 5BHK apartments. They are sized between 928 sqft and 5500 sqft with prices starting at Rs 5.67 crore.
Fortune Heights, 29th Road: Star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are owners of two stunning properties in this project. Their house is located at the 10th floor, with Saif’s production office also in the lower floor. The property has been developed by Fortune Group.
Galaxy Apartments: Superstar Salman Khan lives with his family in this luxury eight-storey property at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Road. He stays in a well-planned 1BHK apartment on the ground floor while his family resides in upper floors.
Celebrities who live at Pali Hill include Gulzar, Dilip Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Aamir Khan, Vidhu Vinod Chopra. Rishi Kapoor along with wife Neetu Singh and son Ranbir Kapoor live at their house, Krishna Kunj, 27 at Pali Hill. Shahrukh Khan’s Mannat is also located along the Carter Road.
Flanked by beaches and medieval style buildings, Versova is another posh locality located around 10 km from Bandra. It is a well-developed residential pocket of Andheri West of north-west Mumbai, and offers a perfect mix of properties. From a small fishing village of Kolis, the locality has grown to become a desired haven not only for tourists and temporary residents but luxury home lovers, too. The area is served by the Versova Road and there are several hotels, schools, academic institutions, hospitals and leisure options. The advantage of being in proximity to the BKC has attracted many home seekers to Versova. The proposed 9.89-km BVSL will further boost real estate opportunities here. Developers namely Kanakia Spaces, Veena Developers and Ameya Group have launched their residential projects at Versova.
Let us know who among the famous personalities reside in these localities.
Raj Classics: Baywatch actor Priyanka Chopra owns five apartments on the sixth floor of this project by Rajesh LifeSpaces. The property also offers 2BHK and 3BHK apartments, sized at an average area of 1,000 sqft and priced starting from Rs 80 lakh.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Arshad Warsi, Ashutosh Rana, Deepti Naval, Gulshan Grover, Himesh Reshammiya and Manisha Koirala are among other well-known Bollywood stars who live in Versova.