Every other day we hear of celebs shelling out big bucks to buy their dream homes. While some buy homes in the sky, others loosen their purse strings for spaces among the sand and sea. Today, we take a look at celebs who cashed in on their star power and sold their old homes for whopping prices. Take a look…
1. Amitabh Bachchan
Owner of five sprawling bungalows in Mumbai, Amitabh Bachchan, decided to sell off his ancestral property in Delhi. The veteran actor pocketed a whopping Rs 23 crore for this family bungalow nestled in South Delhi. Legend has it that the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan would host poetry sessions at this bungalow, which goes by the name of Sopaan.
2. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Power-couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas sold their Beverly Hills home for USD 6.9 million. The sprawling pad that boasted of 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a floating guest wing and a swimming pool played home to the couple after they tied the knot. With plans to expand their family, the two sold the property for a plush USD 20 million home.
3. Abhishek Bachchan
Abhishek Bachchan sold his luxurious Worli apartment for approximately Rs 45 crore. Last year, reports stated that the actor put his plush pad, located on the 37th floor of the Oberoi 360 West project up for grabs. The apartment that is over 7,500 square feet, and also has four car parking slots found a buyer who not only shelled out big on the home but spent another Rs 2.28 crore on stamp duty.
4. Dilip Kumar
Dilip Kumar’s four-storey ancestral home in Pakistan was reportedly sold for an estimated Rs 80.56 lakh. The Bollywood legend often spoke about his cherished memories of the place in Mohallah Khudadad that was his home until his family shifted to India in 1935. According to reports, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the owners of the ancestral house have decided to preserve the structure with the hopes to promote the importance of Peshawar and also strengthen Pakistan’s tourism industry.
5. Karisma Kapoor
Karisma Kapoor made headlines when she sold her Khar apartment for a fat price of Rs 10.11 crore. The apartment was on the tenth floor of a building called Rose Queen Apartments and has a carpet area 1,611 square feet. The transaction and the sale were reportedly made on December 24, 2020.
6. Randhir Kapoor
Randhir Kapoor also decided to put his ancestral RK house in Chembur on the market. The veteran actor told ETimes that he decided to sell the house to live in a place in Bandra, to be closer to his wife Babita and daughters Karisma and Kareena. Confirming the same, Randhir said, “My parents had told me that I can stay in this (Chembur) home for as long as I want, but the day I decide to sell it, I will have to share the sale proceeds with my siblings Rishi, Rajiv, Ritu, and Rima.”
7. Parineeti Chopra
Back in September 2020, actress Parineeti Chopra sold two of her flats in Bandra reportedly for Rs 13.50 crore. The flat is spread across an area of 1725 sq ft and is located on the sixth floor of the building. She reportedly acquired the flats in 2014.
8. Akshay Kumar
While others on this list sold their home, Akshay Kumar fetched a handsome price for a space he used as his office. The sprawling 5,359 sq ft property located on the first floor of a building in Andheri West, was sold for an estimated Rs 9 crore in December 2021.
9. Rajesh Khanna
Bollywood megastar Rajesh Khanna’s Carter Road home in Bandra, made headlines when it was sold to businessman Shashi Shetty for Rs 95 crore. The late actor had purchased the 6,500 sq. ft. sea-facing landmark bungalow ‘Aashirwad’ from another Bollywood legend Rajendra Kumar back in the day. However, the house was later demolished to make way for the new owner’s plans.