If one were to ask about popular tourist spots in Mumbai then Bandra would definitely be suggested by a majority of the people. Bandra, located in West Mumbai, is called ‘Queen of the suburbs’ because it is home to abodes of some of the biggest Bollywood stars. Renowned actors like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Aamir Khan, John Abraham and Rekha have either lived in Bandra before or are currently residing there. Amongst the stars currently residing in Bandra, one name that stands out is Salman Khan, the superstar and most eligible bachelor of tinsel town.
Galaxy Apartments, located in Carter Road in West Bandra, is the name of the building where the superstar resides – the name could not have been more apt for a star of Salman Khan’s stature. This building is located in close proximity to Mannat, which is home to another big superstar of Bollywood – Shah Rukh Khan. Salman lives here with his parents, Salim and Salma Khan, Arpita (younger sister), Sohail Khan (younger brother), Seema Khan (Sohail’s wife) and Sohail’s son. While the name of the building may sound very promising and posh, there is nothing spectacular about the building on the exterior. It looks just like any other average apartment in an urban setting. This explains why a lot of people have a hard time believing that the famous Bollywood actor actually lives here until the superstar comes out in his balcony to wave to his fans.
Judging from the external appearance of Galaxy Apartments, it is quite obvious that Salman does not care about designer homes and bungalows. However, the interiors of the building look nothing like its exterior, meaning it is actually quite luxurious and comfortable with plush furniture, ornate lighting items and cutting edge appliances and devices. While the superstar lives in the ground floor of this spacious but relatively-simple looking apartment building, his parents stay on the first floor.
According to sources, Salman Khan, the pin-up boy of Bollywood has been living in this apartment building since his childhood days. Last year in December, Salman Khan celebrated his 47th birthday in Galaxy Apartments and it is believed to be his last birthday party in the apartment because he is planning to move out to a new home. He has purchased a new home which is located in close proximity to Galaxy Apartments. While Salman was never in favor of moving out because he is deeply attached to this apartment where he grew up, he has no other choice. This is because the apartment is getting cramped and he does not have space for his cars and his wardrobe. This is why he resisted the idea of opting for a new house for the longest possible time.
Apart from the new building being constructed near Galaxy Apartments, Salman is also thinking of purchasing another house. Presently, the actor is shooting for a movie called ‘Mental’ in Dubai and he is reportedly said to have been looking for a good pad or property to invest in. Since it is a well-known fact that every popular and talented Bollywood actor who has managed to make a name for himself in Bollywood would own a swanky house or apartment, some like Salman are an exception to this rule because they own more than one such dwelling. Of course there is nothing wrong with this because in case of swanky and posh houses, the more the number, the better it is.