Actor Shahid Kapoor has finally broken his silence on the media reports on his new swanky house that the Batti Gul Meter Chalu actor purchased in July this year.
Speaking for the first time about his news of his new house that the actor purchased in Worli for a whopping Rs 56 crore, Shahid told DNA that their Juhu flat was too small for his family, which will have a new addition in few weeks time.
He said, ‘I have bought a new home in Central Mumbai. It will be a year-and-a-half, perhaps even two, before we do the interiors and move in there. However, it’s an investment that I needed to make. I have a much smaller home in Juhu and with two children (the second one arriving in September), the requirement of the family has changed.”
Shahid and Mira Rajput got married in 2015 with their first child Misha Kapoor born a year later. Misha will be celebrating her second birthday on 26 August this month. Mira, who’s currently pregnant with her second child, is expected to give birth to her second child next month.
Shahid buying a posh house in Worli followed media reports that the actor was unhappy with the growing menace of prostitution in his neighbourhood in Juhu. According to earlier reports, among Shahid’s neighbours in the new tower will be Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan, who paid Rs 27.94 crore and Rs 41.14 crore respectively.
He said that his instruction to property agents was to look for a house in an area where neighbours did not gawk at him. “Earlier, when I was house-hunting, I would tell my estate agent that I want a place where there were few neighbours. I didn’t want anyone gawking at me. I wanted to go home quietly and not be waylaid by people,” he said.
Shahid also revealed that his new Worli home has garden and a gym among other facilities.
He said, “The new home that Mira and I have booked has a garden and other amenities like a gymnasium, etc. Today, our requirement is having a safe place for Misha where she can play with others. We want her to be with kids of her age because that’s how she will have a regular childhood.”