Kangana Ranaut is a Queen in real life too and now she has a castle for in the beautiful locales of Manali (Himachal Pradesh).
In a conversation with an architectural magazine, Kangana provided a detailed insight into her Manali mansion called Kangana Heights. Built at 2,000 metres above sea level, Kangana says that her mansion is not just a retreat but an ultimate party house.
Ranaut says that the interiors of her house was designed by Shabnam Gupta, and the house is filled with mountain charm – hand-painted wood panelling in the hallway to plaid upholstery, family photos, and antique shawls.
Ranaut says that the only reference she gave Shabnam was for the timber ceiling which she came across in New York, and the rest was all suggested by Shabnam herself. Kangana gave the interior design work to Shabnam as she was impressed by Irrfan Khan’s interiors which was also done by Shabnam.
Reportedly, Kangana’s Manali mansion was built for around Rs. 30 crores.
The bungalow has seven-bedrooms with all the windows facing the mountains, and each room has a balcony. The rooftop glass conservatory gives you a dramatic view of the surroundings and ensures there is ample sunlight all the time.
- Size: 7600 square feet; 7 bedrooms; 7 bathrooms
- Architectural and interior designers: Shabnam Gupta of The Orange Lane
Kangana says that initially she just wanted to buy a small house in Himachal, like a one-bedroom flat, and see how she felt there. However, one thing led to another and she eventually ended up making a big investment, and she is quite happy with the way things have turned out with her house in Manali.
Kangana’s house in Manali is named ‘Kartikeya Niwas’ after the Kartikeya tenple. “The temple is right above my house, and the vibration of it, it is easier to meditate here, it is easier to do yoga, it is easier to concentrate.”