February 18, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): Bollywood actress Vidya Balan moves into her new home in Khhar. Three weeks ago Vidya Balan finally moved into her new 4-bedroom place. And she just can’t get enough of her brand new possession.
“It’s virtually been built brick by brick by me in the middle of my busy schedules. I wasn’t able to give the house time at a stretch. That’s why it took time to be put together.”
Now the house-proud actress intends to have a house-warming party, her first get-together since she came into the film industry, and also a good time to celebrate since two of her back-to-back films have been declared hits.
But nothing about Vidya is convention. Not even her house-warming party.
Says the lovely actress, “I think it’s imprudent to invite all your friends all at once for one party. This makes the gathering unmanageable, guests who don’t know one another get uncomfortable. So I’m having a series of sit-in dinners in my new house where groups of friends who know one another, can come together for cozy comfortable conversations and food.”
But first, Vidya wants every little detail in her new house to be perfect. “I’m fastidious about cleanliness to the point of being obsessive about my home. If I feel a drawer is messy I will clean it up at 3 in the morning after a hard day’s shooting. So before my house-warming parties start I need to make sure everything is in place.”
Vidya admits the home is now her proudest possession. “Shifting into it after the release of ‘Ishqiya’ is a conscious move. I think after ‘Paa’ and ‘Ishqiya’ I’ve earned myself a place of my own.”
Vidya earlier stayed in a much smaller place in Chembur. The new place has been done up by a friend of her father.
“Nobody that is familiar to the film fraternity. He had done up our earlier place as well.”
-Subhash K Jha/ Sampurn Wire