‘Queen’ of Bollywood aka Kangana Ranaut made the latest issue of Architectural Digest (AD) India even more memorable by attending the bash amid the city’s design fraternity and swish-set.
The event was held at interior designer Shabnam Gupta’s Peacock Life store in Bandra, Mumbai.
Interestingly, Shabnam designed Kangana’s dream house in Manali. At 2,000 meters above sea level, Kangana Heights is not just Ranaut’s mountain haven but is also the ultimate party house. The charcoal grey facade with strips and the white windows with louvered shutters respond to Ranaut’s desire to have a mountain home that is European in nature.
Talking about the fashion designer, Kangana said, “I gave Shabnam carte blanche, except for the timber ceiling in the living room, which I took a picture of in New York, and sent to her.”
Apparently, Kangana decided to go for Shabnam after seeing Irrfan Khan’s apartment in the October 2016 issue of AD.
“I trusted her with everything. Later in life, I imagine I’ll have a clearer idea of my taste in interiors, but for now, I just wanted it finished while I was filming,” Kangana said.
“I thought this would be a retreat but it’s the ultimate party house. I used to be fiercely private but I’m changing now. It’s okay to be more open,” Kangana added.
Shabnam, who is one of the most popular interior designers of the industry, says while designing Kangana’s house they had to keep in mind that the house is for someone who is always on the move and in the limelight.
” While designing this mountain home, we knew that we were designing for someone who is always on the move and in the limelight. For us, designing this house focused on a twofold approach, one: a home that is a retreat wherein she can cut off from the world when required. Secondly, creating a space that converts into a party place with ease, as and when she chooses to entertain and bring the world in. This project is all about weaving a story that has an old soul, a vintage mountain home which has international design sensibilities,” Shabnam on her experience of designing the house for Kangana.
Take a look at the intimate bash hosted by the designer in Mumbai.