Rajshri Mehta | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; February 26, 2012)
Mumbai: Bandra could soon have the unlikeliest of neighbours, with Bollywood star Salman Khan purchasing a Rs 32-crore triplex flat a stone’s throw from Mannat, the bungalow of his bête noire Shah Rukh Khan. The triplex, in an under-construction 28-storey building called The Address at Bandra Bandstand, is not far from Galaxy Apartments where Salman currently lives with his parents Salim and Salma Khan.
As per the stamp duty and registration documents, the triplex extends across 9,763 square feet, including carpet, affiliated and parking areas. The documents show that the actor paid over Rs 1.64 crore as stamp duty on the market value of the flat, Rs 32 crore. Salman’s father Salim Khan reportedly concluded the deal, but refused to comment. The builder is Dheeraj Realty.
In September 2011, Salman had reportedly sold a ninth-floor flat, measuring 1,650 sq ft, in the 14-storey Sterling Seaface at Worli. The deal was for over Rs 6 crore. He is hunting for a buyer for another flat of similar size on the building’s sixth floor.
On September 1 2011 TOI reported that Salim Khan denied reports that Salman had invested an undisclosed amount in an old building at Bandra’s Carter Road, which he planned to redevelop with a builder. Salim also denied reports that Salman had purchased a four-bedroom-hall-kitchen penthouse at Carter Road for about Rs 20 crore in 2009.