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8 Of The Most Expensive Luxury Homes Owned By Bollywood Stars

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The Indian movie industry is a place of glamour and luxury. So, Bollywood actors make sure to spend a hefty amount of money to live that extravagant life. From their clothes to holidays to even the houses they live in, everything is super posh and pricey.

So, here are a few Bollywood actors who have super expensive houses –

1. Shah Rukh Khan 

King Khan’s bungalow popularly known as Mannat was brought by the actor in 2001 at a whopping ₹13.32 crore. It is a 6-storey high, a sea-facing house which is located at Bandstand in Bandra West is a heritage building and a tourist spot.

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The house is one of the most expensive homes in the world and now is worth ₹200 crores.

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2. Amitabh Bachchan 

For more than three decades, Big B has been greeting his fans from all over the world from his house popularly known as Jalsa. The house costs between ₹100 and ₹120 crores. Even though Big B has four properties, he lives puts up in Jalsa. The house was not brought by him but gifted to him by Ramesh Sippy for acting in his movie, Satte Pe Satta.

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The house was not brought by him but gifted to him by Ramesh Sippy for acting in his movie, Satte Pe Satta. Other than this house, Amitabh Bachchan owns three more properties known as Pratiksha, Janak and Vatsa.

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3. Akshay Kumar 

The Khiladi of Bollywood and wife Twinkle own a duplex home in Prime Beach Juhu which is priced at ₹80 crores.

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The lavish home has a mesmerizing pond in the living room. It has been decorated with influential feminist art and smart décor all designed by Twinkle Khanna. The house has a purely nature based theme.

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4. John Abraham 

The actor resides in a penthouse named Villa In The Sky. The house which costs ₹60 crores has been designed by the actor’s brother and architect Alan.

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The 4,000-square-foot penthouse is located on the 7th and 8th floors of a residential complex in Bandra West. It is a combination of two older apartments into one modern, spacious two-level flat and terrace.

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5. Hrithik Roshan  

The actor’s bungalow in Juhu by the name of Paras is worth ₹50 crores. The house has been specifically designed by architect Ashiesh Shah with a lot of customised inputs by Roshan.

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The house has a foosball table, a billiards table and a vending machine that dispenses chocolates for Hrithik’s two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan.

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6. Priyanka Chopra

Last year Priyanka Chopra and her husband and singer Nick Jonas brought a massive mansion worth $20 million in Encino which is an expensive area of the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.

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The house contains a two-lane bowling alley, a mirror-walled gymnasium, a wet bar, a movie theatre with a screen of IMAX proportions, and an indoor basketball court. There is also a lounge/games room underground with a pool table.

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7. Shahid Kapoor 

Last year, the actor brought himself a swanky duplex in Worli, Mumbai that is worth ₹56.6 crores.

The duplex is spread over the 42nd and 43rd floors of Tower B of the upscale Three Sixty West, which has luxury residences managed by The Ritz-Carlton. Shahid and Mira’s spacious sea-facing abode will have a total area of 801.30 sq m, or 8,625 sq ft.

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8. Shilpa Shetty 

The actor’s sea-facing house by the name of Kinara costs ₹100 Crores. It is one of the most expensive houses in India.

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The house has quite a few massive art installations which steal the limelight in many of her pictures. The irregular stone structure in her living room, the hand-shaped stone structure in the garden or the giant horse in one of the corners. The actor has travelled across the world to pick antiques for her abode. She has also ensured that the abode is Feng Shui and Vastu-compliant.

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Kiwi cinematographer wins Emmy for Sweet Tooth

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An Auckland cinematographer has picked up an Emmy Award for his work on successful Netflix show Sweet Tooth.

Dave Garbett won Best Cinematography for a single-camera live action programme at the Children’s and Family Emmys, held in Los Angeles in the weekend.

Garbett, along with cinematographers John Cavill and Rob Marsh, was responsible for shooting season two of the dystopian drama. Sweet Tooth imagines a world where the human population has been decimated by a mysterious virus and hybrid babies are born with animal characteristics. The series features a host of local stars, including actors Robyn Malcolm, Jodie Rimmer and Rhys Darby, and musician Marlon Williams.

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His was the sole Emmy win for Sweet Tooth, which was nominated for 11 awards.

Speaking to RNZ from Los Angeles, Garbett said Sweet Tooth was “a really great story with universal appeal”.

“It was a pleasure being able to be a part of telling it. New Zealand has a huge wealth of film making talent, having it recognised in this way is just brilliant.”

Sweet Tooth was filmed entirely in Aotearoa and many Auckland locations, including the Winter Gardens in Auckland Domain, are recognisable to series viewers. The third season of the show is expected in 2024.

“Filming is always a series of challenges. We had a really harmonious team, so we worked our way through it and we’re all still friends at the end,” Garbett said.

His career to date includes working on a wide variety of shorts, series and films, including the David Bain drama Black Hands, and horror film Evil Dead Rise.

“I finished high school with no idea what I wanted to do,” Garbett said.

“I decided to go to film school just because my mate was. I’ve been in it ever since and I love it! It has taken me far and wide and continues to provide variety and keep my working life interesting.”

 

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Wellington delays Santa Parade due to forecast rain

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Santa is deferring his visit to Wellington by a day due to heavy rain and northerlies forecast for the capital on Saturday.

Wellington City Council is now staging its Christmas event on Sunday, with a range of free activities in Waitangi Park including ice skating, a snow dome, foam pit, crafts and performances.

Santa will touch down in his sleigh at 11am near the Clyde Quay Wharf Marina and head to Waitangi Park, where he will dismount to meet the crowd.

He will then be available for private audiences in his grotto until 5pm.

MetService said Wellington would have “occasional rain, persistent for a time late morning and afternoon” with “strong northerlies”. Rain was expected to be heaviest around 10am.

It was also expected to rain on Sunday, however, according to the forecasters’ website.

A heavy rain watch was in place for the Tararua Range, north of the city, from 4am Saturday until early Sunday morning.

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Review: ‘Barbenheimer’ films are everything

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It is, of course, brilliant.

Oh, you’d like me to be more specific? Right you are, then.

They are, of course, brilliant.

We haven’t had a weekend of cinema like this since before the pandemic. Two mega-hyped blockbuster films, going head-to-head for audience eyeballs. Two very different films and – even though both are based on some form of pre-existing IP – neither has the security of a franchise to fall back on.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer has a cast of luminaries as long as your arm and a topic no less weighty than the end of the world. Nolan is one of the few filmmakers we have for whom every new release is now a global cinematic event – a ‘stop the clocks’ moment.

I would venture that it won’t be too long before Barbie’s Greta Gerwig is also in that league. After the ‘making grown men cry’ triumph of Little Women in 2019 she now follows up with a film that couldn’t be more different in terms of style and content but the themes – female self-determination and self-realisation – are still at the forefront. That’s what an auteur is, folks.

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Oppenheimer is a biopic about the revolutionary physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) but because this is a Christopher Nolan film it does not follow a straight line from birth to death, there are two stories running in parallel. The first is Oppenheimer’s journey from awkward student to the “father of the atomic bomb” followed by disgrace as post war anti-communist politicians set out to destroy his reputation, all shot in vivid IMAX colour.

And, Nolan being Nolan, there is also a bit of a puzzle to be solved as a key piece of information is withheld from us until the end, a piece of information that unlocks all of the giant themes the film has been wrestling with and provides an unsettling but dramatically satisfying conclusion. Satisfying but manipulative all the same.

The second (in grainy black and white) is about one of those politicians, Lewis Strauss (Robert Downey Jr.), attempting to win a cabinet position in 1959 and finally having to deal with the fallout from his own battles with Oppenheimer.

This might seem like an odd place to put your attention: a relatively minor contretemps between two proud and headstrong men over the future of atomic energy and planet killing weapons but Nolan – and the book American Prometheus upon which the film is based – sees this battle as the first skirmish in an ideological anti-science movement which has reached a point where evidence and facts are now underdogs in almost every debate.

A still from Oppenheimer by Universal PicturesPhoto: Universal Pictures
Nolan brings all his skills to play in this film which is composed largely of men in suits and ties debating and it is quite thrilling to see a big screen epic take those things seriously. There is spectacle – of course – but the giant closeups of the contradictory genius’s monumental cheekbones are the great special effect here.

As an aside, I saw this picture in digital IMAX – the second favourite of Nolan’s picture formats after the 70mm IMAX which is only available in 30 cinemas worldwide and which necessitates a reel of film over 11 miles long – and was surprised to see that the taller IMAX frame format was only used for certain shots – for the most part the screen is a traditional but very large widescreen shape.

There are some shots – effects and landscapes – where you can see why that frame would be chosen but it in some scenes the ratio can change from shot to shot for no apparent rhyme or reason. Perhaps it is like James Cameron deciding to use a high frame rate in some shots in Avatar: The Way of Water and not others. It just looks cool at that moment and because he can.

Anyway, with the focus so squarely on ‘great men’ there isn’t much time left for other stories that might have been told: the Native Americans on whose sacred burial grounds the nuclear tests occurred; the unwitting New Mexico citizens who became irradiated by fallout when the wind changed after that first Trinity test; the countless thousands of Japanese victims of Fat Man and Little Boy; and also Oppenheimer’s women (Florence Pugh and Emily Blunt) who are reduced to one-note each – depressive and needy or alcoholic harpy.

Margot Robbie as Barbie in a still from the Barbie moviePhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
Someone who, as you would expect, has no trouble writing women, is Greta Gerwig. In Barbie, she’s attempted to fashion a deeply political treatise on feminism and objectification alongside a fun plastic poolside romp with the primary purpose of promoting a toy company. I think she has largely succeeded at both objectives.

This is the first in a proposed series of films where Mattel, the second largest toy manufacturer in the world, attempt to mimic the screen success of Hasbro (Transformers) and Lego. Thankfully, Mattel appear to have a sense of humour as the company itself is the butt of many of the jokes but the promotional engine that has been running for over a year on behalf of this film makes clear that more toy sales is the primary objective.

Gerwig – and co-screenwriter Noah Baumbach – have bigger fish to fry. Like many stories about inanimate objects brought to life – as far back as Pinocchio and even further – Barbie is about being human. Is it a desirable state when so much of life is about disappointment, loss, anxiety and pain. Barbie goes a step further, though, and asks whether the ‘real world’ even thinks of women as human at all?

Ryan Gosling and the other Kens of the Barbie moviePhoto: Warner Bros. Pictures
Stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie) is living her perfect life in Barbieland – with all her different Barbie friends, plus the Kens, a Midge and an Allan – when she starts having uncomfortably human thoughts about things like death. Turns out there is a psychic bond between the Barbie in Barbieland and the child in the ‘real world’ who plays with her.

Advice from Weird Barbie (Kate McKinnon) is to travel through a portal to the real world, find her child and repair the psychological damage and restore the equilibrium. Barbie’s lovelorn Ken (Ryan Gosling) stows away only to discover that in the real world, men like him are not second-class citizens and that he should bring his dim-witted version of the patriarchy back to Barbieland.

Often very, very funny (and can I say ‘barbed’), Barbie has some wonderfully deranged set-pieces, all justified by the fact that the rules of Barbieland are set by children who care not for logic and consistency and have no patience for things as boring as ‘walking down stairs’.

Everyone involved is giving it their all – except for Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel who is giving a slightly subdued version of his Lord Business performance from the Lego films. He’s alright but for a change his is not the wackiest performance in the film.

This is a profoundly entertaining film made by serious people.

Dan Slevin’s film review newsletter can be found at substack.funeralsandsnakes.net.

 

VIA RNZ

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