lives in Galaxy Apartments, one floor below his parents' home. He has never had another address in
. But the actor is moving out, albeit temporarily to a specially built condo in Film City.
To save on travel time between his house in Bandra and Goregoan,
(approximately 90 minutes in traffic) he has decided to move into a
specially built apartment on the set. The construction has already
begun (See pic). This is the first time that a leading B-town actor
will be living on a film set for a long stretch of time.
While the actor lives in a one bedroom apartment in Bandra, his new
temporary residence will have two bedrooms and a living area. It will
also house a fully operational gym. Producer Atul Agnihotri confirms,
"Yes, Salman will be living on the sets. We have decided to build a
place that is as close to his actual home. That's the only instruction
that we gave the interior designer. However, we are not going to take
anything from his pad to do up this place. We are renting everything
out from beds to wardrobes. Salman's gym will also have everything he
needs. There will be a fully loaded kitchen, a big bathroom and an area
where he can hang out with his friends who drop in to see him."
However, Salman's five dogs will not move in with him. Atul explains,
"We know that he will miss them but the weather conditions are such
that we cannot keep them on the sets. It will be peak summer when we
shoot and that is unhealthy for them. So, we have told him that his
dogs can't be there." Interestingly, when he was shooting for Bigg
Boss, he used to bring his dogs on the sets, and they had a designated
section for them. But looks like this time Bhai, as the industry fondly
calls him, will have to live without his 'sons'.
SRK, Bhansali war continues
Diwali 2007: Shah Rukh Khan's Om Shanti Om and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Saawariya clashed at the box office.
History is going to repeat itself this June 17, when Khan's home
production Always Kabhi Kabhi and Bhansali's production My Friend Pinto
releases on the same day.
However, this time around, SRK and Bhansali are just the producers of their respective films unlike four years back.
A source recalled for us, "SRK and Bhansali were close friends and when
their films clashed in 2007, SRK had said that he would try and speak
to the director.
Once the clash was inevitable, both of them
started a media war. Incidentally, Farah Khan said that if Bhansali
would make Om Shanti Om, he would name it Maa Shanti Maa.
This irked Bhansali no end. Hence, started a series of interviews where
Bhansali showed his displeasure towards SRK and Farah. In fact, he even
went on to say that he was not excited to see Om Shanti Om. Salman Khan
who was good friends with SRK around that time, said that he would be
promoting OSO and SRK replied saying, if Bhansali asks, then even he
would promote Saawariya."
This time around, Always Kabhi
Kabhi will mark the directorial debut of Roshan Abbas and cast that
includes Zoa Morani and other newcomers.
This will contrast
with Bhansali's My Friend Pinto having an ensemble cast, with Raghav
Dar making his debut as an actor. Let's see who wins round 2.