Actress Deepti Naval has a quaint cottage between Kullu and Manali in Himachal, at a serene place called Naggar. She has just declared on social media that her home will now be thrown open to the public at large for shooting and it will be called the 'Deepti Naval Studio'.
She posted on Facebook an image of the holiday home which is a quaint wooden cottage and said, "Deepti Naval Studio - the studio is now open to public - just my own little humble way of bringing my art to the valley . . . It is very close to the famous Roerich Museum in Naggar. You can see it on the Google map now if you search," she posted.
According to Deepti, the wooden cottage, is open to everybody who would like to be acquainted with the private world of the actress. "It's a tiny stone cottage with lots of woodwork. I loved it when I first saw it. There's a little stream flowing next to it. I sit there and have my tea. I brought all my artwork here, my paintings, my photography, my film posters, film stills and my books . . . so it's all here. This is my creative den and it is open to anyone who may like to walk through," she said.
She also didn't forget to remind about the history of the place and why it is associated with the name Roerich who has a museum in his name. "Roerich was the Russian painter who gave up his life in Russia and New York and came and settled down in this little village in Naggar. I've been going there since I was four years old. My father, Uday Naval, who was an art enthusiast, knew Roerich - these things have been my inspiration in life . . . Devika Rani, the first lady of the Indian cinema was married to Roerich's son. My first award as Best Actress, incidentally was given to me by Devika Rani. There are connections all over...," she signed off.