Rajesh Khanna’s bungalow at Carter road sold for 95 crore
Yesteryears actor Rajesh Khanna’s ‘Vardan Aashirwad’ at the Carter road is one of the special attractions of the visitors of Mumbai. After his death, there has been a brawl between Khanna family and Rajesh Khanna’s live-in partner Anita Advani over the ownership of the bungalow but now it is heard that it has been sold to businessman Shashi Shetty with an whopping amount of Rs 95 crore.
It is reported that the amount at which the deal is sealed is comparatively less as the bungalow is said to be haunted. Rajesh Khanna spent the last two years of his life in this bungalow. The price did not rise up as the size of the plot is small and it is not possible to build a high rise building and due to the recent report of the bungalow being haunted.
The deal has been fixed in secretly and no outsider was involved.
“What we have heard is that the property has gone for a mere Rs 95 crore because of its reputation as haunted, and also because the area of the plot is too small to construct a high-rise. We have heard that Shetty has bought it. We are trying to get further details.
People associated with the deal are very secretive,” a source revealed.
Rajesh Khanna brought this bungalow from actor Rajendra Kumar for 3.5 lakhs. After the death of Kakaji, the property automatically transferred to his two daughters Twinkle and Rinki Khanna. However, Rajesh Khanna’s live-in partner, Anita Advani, has been claiming her share in the property for some time now.
Advani said, “The property is still under litigation and I will be challenging the public notice that has been published in the newspaper today. I have asked for a stake in the property and the case is pending in court. A broker clued in about the deal said, “The deal took place 15 days ago.
Last Friday was Khanna’s second death anniversary and the plot was sold just before that. It’s too small to be developed into a high-rise and, hence, whoever has bought it must have taken it for end use and not to redevelop the property.”
Twinkle Khanna, her actor-husband Akshay Kumar and their manager Zenobia, are tigh-lipped about the deal.
There were also talks that the daughters wanted to convert the bungalow to a museum in the memory of their later superstar father’s memory, but now it seems it is shelved.