Prachi Desai buys three flats in Mumbai building
Prachi Desai’s dream of living in a big and spacious house has finally taken shape. The actress, who has been living in a luxury high-rise in Andheri for the last two years, has bought two more flats on the same floor. She will be combining the three flats to make it a six-bedroom abode.
A source said, “Prachi recently sealed the deal for the two additional flats worth Rs 10 crore. The building has several amenities and is like a five-star hotel, so the actress felt it was a good deal to have a bigger space in the same building than look elsewhere.”
The source added, “She had been looking for a bigger property in areas like Bandra and Khar for a while now. But she felt space was always an issue in those areas. That’s when she realised that she might as well stay put and buy more flats in the same building.”
Prachi Desai will apparently start designing the new place as soon as she is done with the promotions of her upcoming film I, Me Aur Main with John Abraham. She is also doing a film with Sanjay Dutt. That apart, there are stage shows and endorsement deals too.
Incidentally, she has several B-Town folks as her neighbours like Imtiaz Ali, Vipul Shah and Ahmed Khan.
Mumbai – Bombay
Mumbai (English: /mʊmˈbaɪ/, Marathi: [ˈmumbəi]; formerly known as Bombay /bɒmˈbeɪ/, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. According to the United Nations, as of 2018, Mumbai is the second-most populous city in the country after Delhi and the seventh-most populous city in the world with a population of roughly 20 million. As per Indian government population census of 2011, Mumbai was the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.5 million living under Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Mumbai is the centre of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the sixth most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 23 million. Mumbai lies on the Konkan coast on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. In 2008, Mumbai was named an alpha world city. It has the highest number of millionaires and billionaires among all cities in India. Mumbai is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and the city’s distinctive ensemble of Victorian and Art Deco buildings.
The seven islands that constitute Mumbai were originally home to communities of Marathi language speaking Koli people. For centuries, the islands were under the control of successive indigenous empires before being ceded to the Portuguese Empire and subsequently to the East India Company when in 1661 Charles II of England married Catherine of Braganza and as part of her dowry Charles received the ports of Tangier and Seven Islands of Bombay. During the mid-18th century, Bombay was reshaped by the Hornby Vellard project, which undertook reclamation of the area between the seven islands from the sea. Along with construction of major roads and railways, the reclamation project, completed in 1845, transformed Bombay into a major seaport on the Arabian Sea. Bombay in the 19th century was characterised by economic and educational development. During the early 20th century it became a strong base for the Indian independence movement. Upon India’s independence in 1947 the city was incorporated into Bombay State. In 1960, following the Samyukta Maharashtra Movement, a new state of Maharashtra was created with Bombay as the capital.
Mumbai is the financial, commercial, and the entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world’s top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow, generating 6.16% of India’s GDP, and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust and JNPT), and 70% of capital transactions to India’s economy. Mumbai has the eighth-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world, and Mumbai’s billionaires had the highest average wealth of any city in the world in 2008. The city houses important financial institutions and the corporate headquarters of numerous Indian companies and multinational corporations. It is also home to some of India’s premier scientific and nuclear institutes. The city is also home to Bollywood and Marathi cinema industries. Mumbai’s business opportunities attract migrants from all over India.
04 Feb 2013 – mid-day.com