When Shakti Kapoor came to Mumbai in 1975, he had no place to stay.
Today, he lives in a sprawling house on Juhu beach, a posh Mumbai locality.
He lives with his wife Shivangi, son Siddhanth and daughter Shraddha, who is Bollywood’s rising star.
He shows us around his lovely home.
Shakti Kapoor bought his first house — a one-bedroom apartment in Juhu — for Rs 70,000, five years after he arrived in Mumbai.
After seven years, Shakti Kapoor bought his second house — a three-bedroom apartment, in which he lives today, for Rs 7 lakh. He took a loan from Shyam Shroff, the owner of
After he married Shivangi, he bought the adjoining flat.
After Siddhant was born, he bought another flat on the same floor. Today, he owns the whole floor.
Shraddha was four years old when she starting playing the piano.
But Shakti Kapoor had heard her sing in the house and did not realise she was so talented until he heard her sing Galliyan, a song from her film Ek Villain.
It was Jeetendra who advised Shakti Kapoor to buy property.
Shakti Kapoor was fond of cars, and liked to buy them. But Jeetendra told me to respect money and not waste it on cars.
Today, Shakti Kapoor has a house in Juhu, a house in Madh Island (in the city suburbs), a house in Lonavala (a hill station near Mumbai) and a house in Greater Kailash, Delhi.