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Take a tour through Anil Kapoor’s sprawling Mumbai home

His children, Rhea and Harshvardhan Kapoor, shared a video of their favourite spots around the house in a special Raksha Bandhan tribute

The Kapoor family in their Juhu, Mumbai, home. Instagram / rheakapoor
The Kapoor family in their Juhu, Mumbai, home. Instagram / rheakapoor

There’s something inexplicably exciting about getting a glimpse inside a celebrity’s home.

Grainy background footage through Zoom chats over the past few months has been a great start, but now fans can get an in-depth tour of actor Anil Kapoor’s sprawling house in Juhu, Mumbai.

Two of the Slumdog Millionaire actor’s children – producer Rhea Kapoor and actor Harshvardhan Kapoor – filmed a special Meri Wali Home Story (My Type of Home Story) video for Raksha Bandhan, in a bid to “relive old memories and motivate us to make new ones.” Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that celebrates the bond between a brother and sister.

“Growing up with siblings is one of the greatest blessings in life. They are our first best friends and the foes we can't live without. The most beautiful aspect of the sibling relation, however, is that no matter how old you grow, how distant you stay, and how busy or stressed you are, even the thought of being with your sibling(s) in the safety of your house takes all the stress away. It is one of the most refreshing and overwhelming feelings,” Rhea captioned the four-minute-long Instagram video.

She starts the tour with a look at the airy living room, which she describes as an "informal living room, workroom, den and bar combined."

Harshvardhan Kapoor stands in the family's informal living room at the start of the home tour. Instagram 
Harshvardhan Kapoor stands in the family's informal living room at the start of the home tour. Instagram / rheakapoor

The space features floor-to-ceiling windows, through which you can get a glimpse of greenery outside.

It appears cosy, is filled with framed pictures of the family and is the "heart of the house", Rhea says, as it is where they have meals and get-togethers.

Rhea Kapoor with sister, actress Sonam Kapoor, in their family home in Mumbai. Instagram/ @rheakapoor
Rhea Kapoor, left, with sister, actress Sonam Kapoor, in their family home in Mumbai. Instagram / rheakapoor

“On that table me and my dad used to read together. It’s things like this that you have sentimental value for,” Harshvardhan says. He also shows viewers his room, which is across the hall from Rhea’s.

Meanwhile, Rhea’s room, which she refers to as her "haven", is decorated in a calming white. "My greatest memories in the room are spending time with Sonam and my greatest conversations with my family have happened in this room," she reminisces, referring to her sister, actress Sonam Kapoor.

Rhea Kapoor shows te camera into her 'haven', her bedroom. Instagram / rheakapoor 
Rhea Kapoor shows the camera into her 'haven', her bedroom. Instagram / rheakapoor

What’s a film star family without a room dedicated to movies? Harshvardhan then takes viewers through the movie room, complete with a projector and an enviable collection of DVDs that he has been collecting since he was a teenager. He says it's a multipurpose room that his mother, Sunita Kapoor, also does yoga in.

The family of Bollywood stars boast an enviable DVD collection. Instagram / rheakapoor
The family of Bollywood stars boast an enviable DVD collection. Instagram / rheakapoor

Another clear sign that this is a celebrity home? It features a room exclusively for clothes. Formerly a guest room, it was converted into a "dressing room or glam room".

"It was my mother's idea," Rhea says, before sharing more childhood memories about her siblings. "It’s our home that has helped us, as kids, stay glued to each other, and has actually become the foundation for the bond we have today,” Rhea concludes.

Watch the full four-minute-long tour here:

Updated: August 4, 2020 04:26 PM

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