Mumbai: The posh property that Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have bought in Mumbai is not likely to be used by them. At least not for a very long time.
According to sources in the Bachchan family, the new property is only a financial investment and not an emotional one.
The source says, “Abhishek is way too close to his parents to even think about moving out. When he was engaged to Karisma Kapoor in 2002, the relationship came apart mainly because she wanted him to move out of his parents’ home and live separately after marriage. One of the things that drew Abhishek to Aishwarya was her affinity to her parents. She understands what it means to be close emotionally and physically to your parents, and she never demanded a home away from Jalsa (the Bachchans’ home for the last 20 years).”
A whole new flank was added to Jalsa when Abhishek married Aishwarya. This new flank is built parallel to the existent one. The two flanks are separated and joined by the living-room area. Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhyaa live on one side of the living room while Abhishek’s parents live on the other side, so that both the couples have their private space while sharing the same home.
The source in the know adds that Abhishek will never move out of Jalsa. “He may buy any number of properties. But his heart remains in his family home,” they say.