Saif Ali Khan is a true-blue nawaab. A few years ago, he bought a spacious penthouse apartment in Bandra and spent over a crore doing it up. But now, he wants to sell the apartment before even moving in! The reason? He's recently noticed that the residents of the building hang their clothes to dry in their balconies!
Saif bought the penthouse in 14-storey building Hicons Enclave (previously called La View) on 14th Road in Khar a few years ago. He then roped in a top notch interior designer to do it up and took personal interest in every aspect of designing. But now he wants to offload the place.
Saif Ali Khan recently visited the place with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor to take stock and he got the shock of his life. Says an insider, "When he bought the place the building was new there were no other buildings around. But a year later, that had changed. There are now several under-construction buildings around it. One of the plus points for him was the fact that it was the tallest building in the neighbourhood but it is no longer the case now. Also, when he'd started doing up his house, none of the residents had moved in.
“Now, the occupants of the other apartments were proudly displaying their washed laundry in window sills and balcony grills, which further put off the Chote Nawab. He was appalled and has decided to sell the place. That's Saif for you every inch the nawab who is willing to give up money for his littlest whims and fancies!"
It is learnt that the actor paid Rs. 14.9 crore (approx) and now wants sell the 10000 sq feet apartment for about Rs.25 crore. The good news is that he has at least made a profit. SAK remained unavailable for comment.