Amitabh Bachchan is undoubtedly one of Bollywood’s icons and it is thus because of him that his houses have taken on the stature of important Mumbai Landmarks; a place of pilgrimage for all Amitabh fans and well wishers as well as the curious who are interested to see where he lives.
Amitabh Bachchan’s house ’Pratiksha’s’ Lovely Lawn
Abhishek was wed to Aishwarya in ‘Pratiksha’ and Abhishek went on horseback from ‘Jalsa’ to ‘Pratiksha’ to be married.
In October, when a pregnant Aishwarya had a Godhbharai ceremony in Jalsa, the media surrounding Amitabh Bachchan’s house caught pictures of famous celebrities, who had come to bless Aishwarya, on camera. Glimpsed outside the Bachchan residence were actors like Twinkle Khanna, Sonali Bendre, Urmila Matondkar, Asha Parekh and Neetu Kapoor to name a few.
Recently, Aishwarya, Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter-in-law gave birth a baby girl which became national and international news. Amitabh Bachchan who is an active twitter user tweeted ” I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl.”
Abhishek and Shweta, at home in Amitabh Bachchan’s House
Amitabh Bachchan’s lovely houses always make news. Whether its Abhishek and Aishwarya’s wedding or the birth of Aishwarya and Abhishek’s first child, Amitabh’s house is where it’s all been happening. Every single day (especially weekends), you will always find a crowd there waiting to get a glimpse of the superstar.
He owns two houses; Jalsa and Pratiksha. He also has an office building ‘Janak’ which reportedly houses a gym that is regularly used by him. His three buildings are at a convenient walking distance from each other in Juhu, Mumbai.
Below ,we present to you some pictures of his house.
Amitabh Bachchan’s House’Jalsa’
When Aishwarya-Abhishek got married in April 2007, Jalsa and Pratiksha, both the houses were in the news. However, the media was not allowed into the house to cover the wedding and so we do not have any photos of that event.
‘Pratiksha’ was the original residence of the Bachchans’, and it was here that Amitabh lived with his parents, Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Teji Bachchan and his own family of Jaya, Shweta and Abhishek, for nearly 40 years. They later moved together to ‘Jalsa’. Despite rumours that that Abhishek and his wife would be moving to their own house, the couple happily continue to live with Amitabh and Jaya, along with the latest addition in their family, their daughter, Aaradhya. Jalsa is a large 10,125 sq ft double storied lovely house. The house also houses a non-human member, Amitabh’s pet Shanouk, a Piranha Dane Dog.
Amitabh Bachchan reading a newspaper on Pratiksha’s lawn
A few days prior to the baby’s birth, Jalsa was alive with celebration as relatives and friends started arriving for the Big Day. Even in his tweet Amitabh mentioned about how there was a lot of joy and celebration surrounding ‘Jalsa’. Even ‘Pratiksha’ was thronging with activity.
Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Pratiksha’s’ drawing room
Outside Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Jalsa’
Reportedly, ‘Jalsa’ was a gift for Amitabh from his director of the 1982 film Satte Pe Satta, Ramesh Sippy as payment.
Diwali Celebrations inside Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Jalsa’
Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Jalsa’ as viewed from the road
Early Family Portrait in Amitabh Bachchan’s House ’Pratiksha’
Amitabh and his family continue to be emotionally attached to ‘Pratiksha’ and Amitabh regularly visits the family temple built there by his father. Reportedly, he has kept his parents’ rooms as they were when they were alive.
Amitabh Bachchan Greeting his Fans from his Residence
Amitabh Bachchan always tries to connect with his fans through the social media or by just physically acknowledging them with a wave and smile, every Sunday morning from his house
Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Jalsa’ Decorated for Diwali
Amitabh Bachchan With Shanouk, on the Green Lawns of His House
With Shanouk, inside Amitabh Bachchan’s House ‘Jalsa’
Amitabh Bachchan’s House ’Pratiksha’s' Front
Amitabh Bachchan’s House ’Janak’