Kangana’s Pali Hill Office Before BMC Demolition

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Kangana Ranaut

Kangana’s Pali Hill office was a design marvel and every millennial’s dream. Here’s a sneak peek into the property on how it looked before bulldozers came razing down on it.

Kangana Ranaut’s Pali Hill house has been the topic of discussion on media channels for all the wrong reasons. Even though the property, which cost the actress almost Rs 50 Crore, was demolished by the BMC on the grounds of being illegal, there is no questioning the fact that it was an architectural wonder.

The multi-faceted Bollywood actress – had set up a brand new workspace for her production house – Manikarnika Films, with the name being an ode to her 2019 film, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi – in one of the poshest localities of Mumbai – Pali Hill.

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#Repost @elledecorindia 🥰 . Kangana Ranaut’s never-before-seen studio in Mumbai, designed by Shabnam Gupta (@shabnamguptainteriors) of The Orange Lane (@theorangelane) # Swipe right for a #sneakpeek into the studio. Stay tuned to explore the open-to-sky cafe on the ground level and Kangana’s private workspace on the top floor # Pic 1: Kangana poses in front of a vibrant editing suite Asian Paints (@asianpaints); Dress by Bodice (@bodicebodice), earrings by Lune (@shoplune) Pic 2: Kangana and Shabnam seen in the open plan workplace On Kangana, slip dress by Meadow, jacket by Aartivijay Gupta (@aartivijaygupta) earrings by Viange (@viangevintage) Pic 3: A playful neon sign is offset by custom Peacock Life (@peacocklifein) chairs Pic 4: The discussion area is furnished with pieces from Peacock Life, upholstery from AtoZ Furnishings (@atoz_furnishings) and Cona Lights fixtures (@conalightingsolutions) Pic 5: The textured wall, solid wood table, floor lamp and custom chairs by Peacock Life together create a grunge effect in this meeting room # Editor: @mrudul.pathak Photography by @fabien_charuau Art direction by @pinkyakola Assisted by @soulful_devil Text by @annagram.b Styling by @karunalaungani Hair by @hairbyhaseena Makeup by @loveleen_makeupandhair Styling assisted by @ruchikapoor # #exclusive #coverstory #20years #kanganaranaut #shabnamgupta #theorangelane #peacocklife #mumbai #interiordesign #inspiration #bollywood #celebrity #design

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Bungalow No. 5 at Pali Hill had been revamped and rebuilt from scratch to suit Kangana’s requirements. The actress had collaborated with designer Shabnam Gupta to set up the studio of her dreams, at this property that is rumoured to have set her back by Rs. 48 Cr.

Each room had been worked on differently, giving a modern and yet a throwback feel to it. Kangana’s personal office is supposed to be on the top floor. There is also an open cafe within the facility. Since the actress practises meditation, separate space has been allocated for the same.

The conference room had textured walls, a solid wood table, floor lamp and custom-made chairs. 

Who can even imagine a production house without a well-studded makeup room?

Much emphasis had been laid on making the entire space eco-friendly and plastic-free. Most of the furniture is hence, customised and hand-made, with the least usage of synthetic materials.

Overall, the decor of Kangana’s office studio in Mumbai was a beautiful amalgamation of European modern architecture and old-world ethnicity.

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#Repost @elledecorindia . Wondering what we’ve been working on for our latest issue? Go behind the scenes with Kangana Ranaut (@team_kangana_ranaut)—see how the Bollywood actor’s crisp brief to Shabnam Gupta (@shabnamguptainteriors) of The Orange Lane (@theorangelane) led to the making of this dreamy workplace… #bts #comingsoon # Editor: @mrudul.pathak Photography by @fabien_charuau BTS video by @redkite_studio Art direction by @pinkyakola Assisted by @soulful_devil Text by @annagram.b Styling by @karunalaungani Hair by @hairbyhaseena Makeup by @loveleen_makeupandhair Styling assisted by @ruchikapoor # Apparel by Aartivijay Gupta (@aartivijaygupta), Bodice (@bodicebodice), Chola by Sohaya Misra (@chola_the_label), Jodi (@thejodilife), Meadow, Quod (@quodnewyork); Earrings by Lune and Vintage (@shoplune); Furnishings by AA Living (@aa.living), Asian Paints (@asianpaints), AtoZ Furnishings (@atoz_furnishings), Bhartiya Marble, Cona Lights (@cona.lighting), Cottons and Satins (@cottonsandsatins), Good Earth (@goodearthindia), Jaipur Rugs  @jaipurrugs), Notion Flooring @notionflooring), Oma (@omaliving), Peacock Life (@peacocklifein), Smeg (@smegitalia), Tooth Mountain Nursery (@toothmountainfarms) # #elledecorindia #exclusive #coverstory #20years #kanganaranaut #shabnamgupta #theorangelane #peacocklife #mumbai #interiordesign #inspiration #bollywood #celebrity #design #firstlook #sneakpeek

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Needless to say, Kangana’s 48 crore dream studio was definitely a place we millennial would have enjoyed working at!