Currently, the most talked-about couple in India and beyond is none other than Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal who are getting married in a huge, huge ceremony in Rajasthan. We have just learnt that the in-laws of Isha Ambani, the Piramals have gifted the couple, a lavish sea-facing bungalow at Worli which was bought at a whopping price of INR 450 crores. Once the bungalow is ready, the cumulative cost is expected to cost INR 800 to 1000 crores depending on market conditions.
India Today has also confirmed that the newlyweds will live in the iconic Gulita building in Mumbai, which is taking shape at Worli in Mumbai. The Piramals won the bid for the Gulita building in 2012 and bought the property for a whopping INR Rs 450 crore. Hindustan Unilever, which had a training centre at Gulita, sold the property to the Piramals six years ago. Gulita is Swati and Ajay Piramal's wedding gift to Anand and Isha.
The bungalow was earlier the offices of Hindustan Unilever's Human Resources Team where the all the HR training used to take place. Unilever sold the property to the Piramal group which immediately razed the building to build a residential bungalow in its place. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation cleared the property on September 19 this year and gave an Occupation Certificate (OC) to the Piramals. This means the bungalow will receive all the amenities from the BMC and one is ready to move in.
However, the newlywed couple isn't moving in immediately as they are expected to live there from February 2019. A source told India Today Television on condition of anonymity, " A big puja is scheduled to take place on December 1 and the work is in full swing. Most of the materials are imported. The bungalow has been given a 'diamond theme'. It has a swimming pool, one specially-made diamond room, a temple room, three-floor basement for parking and other services, one high-ceilinged huge hall."
According to India Today, Gulita is spread over 50,000 square feet. The sprawling mansion has five floors and faces the Arabian Sea. The basement of the building has a lawn and a multi-purpose room. There is an open-air water body too in the basement. Other floors house living and dining halls, bedrooms, circular studies and triple-height multi-purpose rooms. The bungalow has lounge areas and dressing rooms on different floors. There are servants' quarters too.
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