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Amu moves to her new house

By: Upala KBR, Mid-Day
Friday, April 13, 2007
Amrita Arora has moved to a new flat in Bandra's Almeida Park. No, it will not be a girlie pad. The actresses' parents will also be in the spacious four-bedroom, sixth floor apartment in Ayesha Apartments. Earlier, Amrita and her parents were living in Andheri.

An excited Amu chirps, "This is my dream home. We looked at many flats but chose this one, as it has the right atmosphere. Apart from having a fantastic view of Joggers Park, the apartment is also spacious and airy.

I've always wanted to invest in property in Bandra because I think this place rocks!" Amu is also now close to her beloved elder sister Malaika and her family. "They stay at a five-minute walk from here."

Varied hues

Amu's new abode is done up entirely in whites and pastel shades. "I wanted to have a Grecian look - open, airy with lots of light streaming in.

It's not anything fancy but a mix of everything, with a predominance of the Mediterranean look and style," says Amrita.

Interior designer Ketan is handling the crucial aspects, with Amu chipping in with her likes and dislikes.

"I need to pick up some home accessories like paintings, wall hangings and other decorations," says Amrita.

Her personal space, Amu's bedroom, has been done up in shades of pale greens and yellows. "I travel a lot so I wanted a warm comfortable space of my own to come into.

" Her favourite spot? "The spacious walk-in closet in my bedroom which has all my favorite designer clothes, shoes and accessories. I always dreamed of having a closet like this."

A special corner in Amu's bedroom consists of the picture section and shelves which has pictures from Amu's childhood and her favourite toys. Her most favourite pictures is her boyfriend Usman Afzal and one of her and sister Malaika.

Amu's bedroom leads to another room with two balconies. "I haven't done up this room yet. It's my space for entertaining my friends. I think I will also keep my computer here."

The room leads to a balcony with a stunning column full of glass pieces. As the sun's rays bounce off the column, it looks like a slender sparkling piece of sheer light and glass.

Says Amu, "It's different and has a nice, funky feel to it. My dad and I decided to put up these assorted glass pieces on the column from the leftover glass pieces in the house."

Privacy matters

Her section of the house is separated from her parents by a drawing-cum-dining space and a separate bar room. "This is to maintain my parents' and my own privacy," smiles Amrita who's off to London next month.

"I have some good releases lined up - Atul Agnihotri's Hello, Surendra Bhatia's Kuch Love Kuch Drama and Vikram Bhatt's Speed and am looking forward to them. It's a good year for me."

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