Mirror (June 9) had earlier reported that Alia Bhatt has bought a plush three-bedroom apartment in Juhu and will be moving there with her sister, Shaheen.

“Yes, it’s true, Richa (interior designer Richa Bahl) and I are working on it as we speak,” she had confirmed.

Since then rumours of her shifting the moving date have been doing the rounds. Some said that it would be on her birthday, March 15, but Mirror has now learnt that the 23-year-old actress will shift into her new pad over the next 10 days.
“Since she will be staying there with Shaheen, I have given the apartment a young, bohemian look and a European feel with a little fusion of classic solid doors and heritage flooring. Alia doesn’t like anything too bright so we have used a lot of white. It’s a cosy and comfortable home,” informed Richa Bahl who earlier has designed Kangana Ranaut’s home too.

Richa adds that she and Alia have both put their creative energies into designing the place to suit the latter’s needs and tastes. “We went shopping in London and Dubai to pick up artefacts, cushions, fabrics and furniture. Alia also bought some interesting stuff from Mexico. There are a lot of green plants in the balcony. We’ve even created landscapes wherever we got space,” Richa said, adding that there are spaces for meetings, script reading sessions and dressing up. “Both sisters love tea so we have created a tea bar among a lot of other cosy corners,” says Richa. She took-a-year-and-a-half to design the house and says Alia will start shifting her belongings in a day or two and gradually move in.
Will the Bhatt sisters throw a house-warming party for their friends soon? “No plans yet, but she might throw one,” Richa laughs, saying Alia’s mother Soni Razdan too had taken a keen interest in the interiors. “She was more practical, though, telling us to put glass here and grills there and ensuring we didn’t get too creative.”