Have a look at Bachchan's Prateeksha.

Have a look at Bachchan's Prateeksha. 0
Have a look at Bachchan's Prateeksha. 0

1st picture:The type writer and quill are props for a photo shoot for Filmfare … but the two earthen utensils on the right on the lawn … seeds for birds and water for them to drink … pigeons, crows, sparrow abound in the mornings The lawns of Prateeksha and the solitary chair, my sun adventures begin here in the mornings. The window barely visible to the top left, is where I am now presently writing to you …The lawns of Prateeksha and the solitary chair, my sun adventures begin here in the mornings. The window barely visible to the top left, is where I am now presently writing to you …

The lawns, that have borne many a Holi celebration … wild and colourful ! The weddings of both my children Shweta and Abhishek and many a quiet stroll as I have recovered from my several medical adventures ..The lawns, that have borne many a Holi celebration … wild and colourful ! The weddings of both my children Shweta and Abhishek and many a quiet stroll as I have recovered from my several medical adventures ..Amitabh Bachchan posted these pictures on his blog.Its all written by him.

Another angle of the house … nothing changed on it from 1976 .. everything else around has, including the multistoried that you see and several others around us … the large tree in the middle is the ‘gulmohar’ sapling an inch in size that I planted when I moved in … grown now to uncontrollable proportions and clipped many a time to contain its spread, being devoured now by copious money plant creepers..Another angle of the house … nothing changed on it from 1976 .. everything else around has, including the multistoried that you see and several others around us … the large tree in the middle is the ‘gulmohar’ sapling an inch in size that I planted when I moved in … grown now to uncontrollable proportions and clipped many a time to contain its spread, being devoured now by copious money plant creepers..


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Anonymous's picture

iill do better house in ma life rather than rich peple thy dnt have mercy atleast to give single money for the poor people. already those people cross the poor time but nw thy forget what is poverty i wnt like bunglow n new cars i like only the 1 person in ma life he is a king of bollywood everything salman khan is a human being.

Anonymous's picture

kya baat haie bachanji ur banglow is so nice kash mera bhi ek banglow ho apke jesa
dua kijiye

Anonymous's picture

Wow..was never a fan of Amitabh..but really found this touching...sharing something so personal as one's home with his fans/blog readers was really nice and humble of him.
Wish you many years of happiness in your home Mr. Bachchan:)
Looks like a beautiful and warm home.

Anonymous's picture

good home Mr bachchan

Anonymous's picture

Mr Bachan, you are a true gentleman, gifted and modest. Very few will show what they have, where they come froma nd how they live Thank you for sharing this with us from afar. We admire you and will remain your loyal fan.

Anonymous's picture

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I AM WRITING COMMENT ON THE SITE'S WALL , BUT BELIEVE ME ITS A GREAT APPORTUNITY TO BE IN THE WORLD AT THE TIME OF SUCH A BIG PERSONALITY BEING PRESENT WITH US, EVERY PEOPLE MUST HAVE A BIG AIM TO DO IN LIFE AS SUCH AS THE GREAT MR. BACHCHAN HAS DONE . I AM PRAYING TO GOD HEARTLY HAVE A GOOD JOURNEY IN HIS LIFE OF MORE 500 YEARS AHEAD.

Anonymous's picture

Being a fan has nothing to do with it..and if ppl r svnrtiag then what r they doin watchin movies in theater??its a supply and demand if there is a demand for Salman and other stars then companies will pay highest price to get them..nobody tells you how to spend ur money..y would u want to tell someone how to spend money..its their freedom and right.btw alot of stars have charities they support.i m not defending Salman I m defending human rights..like u and me he has rights.

Anonymous's picture

i will make a great house better than this

Anonymous's picture

veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee biggggggggggggggggg B....................

Anonymous's picture

VERY NICE HOUSE BIG B

Anonymous's picture

amitaab so best actor very nice house

Anonymous's picture

you are undoubtedly fabulous we really admire you & are highly inspired by you , I pray god to give me a chance to meat & talk to you . with regards from Dr.Rajeev lochan joshi from INDORE 9826053511

Anonymous's picture

such a beautiful house big b

Anonymous's picture

Amitabh Bachchan's house Pratiksha is just as lovely as Amitabh Bachchan himself.

Anonymous's picture

Love it its so pleasant and quite can sit all day and look at the green lawn and birds can play sit and do any thing family can come and enjoy on this green lawn its so much of freshness. Nothing can be better than this green compound don't like huge brick house.
Sushma

Anonymous's picture

I agree with everyone here. It's admirable that the Bachans have chosen to live here, a house that hasn't changed since 1976 even though they can live in any part of the world and in any big,glamorous house with the money they have. But you can tell they have a lot of memories in this house and Amitabh Bachan probably doesn't want to part with that. And overall, the house is quite beautiful,serene, and very GREEN! It looks eco-friendly. I would love to have a house like this with green all around and plants everywhere. It looks cool because it looks as if it's in a tropical place even though it's in Mumbai. I didn't know they had houses like this in Mumbai because it seems like such a polluted city. So I'm glad AB planted a tree in his back yard. He's truly humble. All those big stars like Srk and Salman need to learn a little something from AB. He's so humble.
And a great writer I might add! If he wrote a book I'm sure people would buy it because he is very intelligent. I've read some of his blog entries and I must say I was surprised I thought I was reading a book by an author or something.Btw is the white building in the back his or is it not?

Anonymous's picture

LOL... am just reading about people commenting on AB's house...some say their house is bigger and others say his house is shabby...hahahah.... well good luck to you... what a bunch of airhead morons...people that said that in the arrogant way are so airheadly stupid it makes one wonder how they manage to even type out the sentence they did!!!!

Anyway...to those that don't respect simplicity... have you been inside his house? do you know all the properties he owns around it? Perhaps you didn't know that this house has been ab's since the early 70's? and he has preserved it in this manner? Perhaps he doesn't like to splash out to make moronic people say oh what a beautiful house... have you seen his other new houses? And what exactly is wrong with this house? In that its just simple and green? and thats a bad thing in an overpolluted city like mumbai? And to the person in bangalore whose house is 10x bigger... you need to get your head and brain to become 10x bigger and get a 1000x humility in your personality!

It's just shock to see how materialistic people are!!! There is no respect for people to be humble and grounded you got to show your money or you will be abused like some of the fools did here!!!

Anonymous's picture

have u ever heard any of ur parents saying, oh! we had to work so hard to get this!! or may be, this is the first ever I got!! this house is also like that, he has built it will lot of love and care with his own hard earned money, and only he knows the value of it!!

Anonymous's picture

where do they live now, in jalsa or prathiksha?

Anonymous's picture

green and nice !

Anonymous's picture

this kind of lot is so hard to get in mumbai. but i would rather have this kind of house than the one ambani has.

Anonymous's picture

wonderful home !!!
how warm and sweet to just lounge there..

sure beats all the 5 star resorts.. the comforts of the home with smiles around.

Anonymous's picture

wonderful delightful garden and house ! :)
the comforts of home do not need milliion buck luxuries.. sometimes a nice backyard is it.

Anonymous's picture

Tue, 2010-11-16 11:48 — Anonymous -> they have side homes.. but the true heritage home is a TRUE HOME>
home is not just the best $ can buy.. it is the best memories .
that makes the house special and that's why AB luvs his house. it shows.. this pride .

Anonymous's picture

This clearly shows how deeply honoring of the middle-class roots the Bachchans are.
no matter how big their wealth, they honor their heritage, even if it was humbler!!

that luv shows up in the pride he has for his home. he speaks of travelling the world in 5 star places for tourss, etc.. and loooking forward to simple rice-daal and his home to come home to his barking dog and home-made chai.

Amitabh is truly a BIG STAR of India because of his deep honor to his roots and work.

GO AB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(and no, not even a fan of the Bachchans.. but after seeing home photos.. just might be).

Anonymous's picture

is that shah rukh's home mannat in the back (the tall building) ?

Anonymous's picture

with all the money he makes you think he would have something to show for it, listen people, AB AND his family has been living in the his parents home, so therefore its' a family tradition to keep the old 150 year old home for legacy purposes. the lawn needs proper care and those trees need to be trim as well as brushes are growing all over, meaning that they are bacteria build up. i hope they think about soem serious renovations. soon. take care Ab

Anonymous's picture

The house looks dilapidated. It needs a major overhaul. So what if it's old. Old buildings are constantly being restored and renovated like the centuries old apartment buildings in Paris, Rome, etc.

Anonymous's picture

he is very sentimental about his house.. good for him> :)
the luv of the home shows through

Anonymous's picture

wonderful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
oh, it's so nice to see star's homes.. AB seems to adore his.

Anonymous's picture

love it..

showmemiss's picture

so peaceful and serene. In mumbai, one has to be lucky to live like this. Think of chawls and crammed one bedroom apartments! I would love to live like this. The gulmohar tree is beautiful. I didn't like SRK's house, it shows his huge EGO.

Anonymous's picture

I am surprised they don't have a beautiful Spanish bungalow by the sea in Versova as so many rich people in Mumbai have.

And Versova is very near central Mumbai. So it's not a problem getting to and from Mumbai.

Anonymous's picture

its good , nothing impressive though. My house in US has better lawn.. who cares if they have average lawn and house..

Anonymous's picture

its very hard to get a house like this in a very expensive city like mumbai. those who are saying there house are bigger must be living in a small town.

Anonymous's picture

Ha! Dumb people who are calling his house small. Um! Maybe he doesn't give a crap about living in a giant mansion and would rather reside in this pretty tranquil place. Not something retarded money minded jerks would understand.

Anonymous's picture

The house looks so serene...Its very difficult to find Green Spots in Mumbai for common people like us...Its good to see that Bacchan family has treasured the yard/garden and not ended up making it into a Spa or swimming pool...Its suits Amitabh-Jaya Age...but may be aish n abhi can enjoy their younger days in more youthful pad...

Anonymous's picture

this house will look beautiful on a rainy day!!

Anonymous's picture

THE SIZE OF THE HOUSE DOES NOT MATTER, BUT IT GIVES PEACE IN A MANIAC CITY LIKE MUMBAI, WHICH IS ALWAYS CROWDED, I LIKE A SMALL HOUSE AND A BIG LAWN!! ONE SHOULD ALWAYS HAVE A GARDEN IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE WHICH PUTS ONE IN A RELAXED MOOD AFTER A HECTIC DAY. I REALLY LOVE BIG B's HOUSE AND THE LAWN, IT IS REALLY SOOTHING, AND BIG B REALLY LOOKS RELAXED!! NICE TO SEE HIM RELAXED LIKE THIS!

Anonymous's picture

good one

Anonymous's picture

yeh the house seems small but prolly it is the angel....

and it is his house , who cares, he is happy....it does seem like an old house, the layout seems small but i won't be suprise if it is spacious from inside

Anonymous's picture

this is the house they lived in when Abhi and Shweta were kids, you can't see much but it is huge. Some years ago they built another palatial place called Jalsa where they mostly live now. Apparently the interior decor, done by Jaya herself is stunning, very Indian and artistic, my friend who is a journalist went to interview Abhi over there.

Anonymous's picture

my house is 10 times bigger and um from bangladesh

Anonymous's picture

To people who are saying it's small, it's not...because i think the Bachchans own the brown bunglow you see plus the white building in the back, so it's pretty big, and i think that's only half the bunglow, it probably looks bigger from the front...

Anonymous's picture

how simple and humble , intelligent and a great leader of the house , he will keep his family netted togather.
no showbiz ,nor is he competing with anybody but peace for himself.

Anonymous's picture

The land looks big, house not so much. Its the land which is priceless.
I am sure they have the bucks to tear down the house and build the most OTT house ever on such a great piece of land. But it probably holds a lot of sentimental values to AB Sr, and he does not want to let go of them.

Kitty's picture

This guy is so intelligent, and so dedicated to his blog and his fans. I really admire him a lot.

Anonymous's picture

The backyard is nice, but I kind of think the house that I'm living in is nicer (and I'm normal/regular). But it is cool that he chooses to live in something so humble and quaint rather than over-the-top.

Anonymous's picture

to have such a huge house in mumbai is a big deal ppl! most highly educated ppl can't afford a flat there!

Anonymous's picture

i LOVE how he writes

he is an AMAZING story teller

AB sir PLZ go type up some books and scripts/screenplays

u have PERFECT writing talent

i was transported somewhere else reading his blog entry :) pure genuis

Anonymous's picture

wow this look shaby

Anonymous's picture

so its true what they say...the more money plants grow in your house...the more money you have!!

Anonymous's picture

just wow

Anonymous's picture

Pretty ordinary looking house, probably needs a makeover, a tleast on the outside...

Anonymous's picture

my house is bigger than that and im just a normal person.

Anonymous's picture

no offence but do they all fit in this house? it looks so small to me. I wonder if ashwarya has made some changes in the furniture and stuff. i really admire her for living with her inlaws.
How much would such a house cost? Most of the celebrities live in apartments. are real state prices very high in mumbai?

Anonymous's picture

ahhhh :0) A perfect place for the children to grow up.... ;)

Green's picture

Amitabh is so eloquent; I wish his son was like that too :(

Anonymous's picture

Old guy is amazing. Respect comes from heart........

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