Alia Bhatt (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Alia Bhatt is just 25 years old and is at her career’s best. One of the highest paid and commercially successful Bollywood actress Alia is the proud owner of two houses and also a production company. The actress recently bared about her financial plans, the kind of saver she is and what she spurges all her wealth on and to your utter surprise she revealed that she has trained herself to live on a budget.
In an interview with Economic Times’ Panache magazine, she invests in bonds and mutual funds. She revealed that she is a spendthrift and her chartered accountant often asks her why she doesn’t spend more when she can afford to do so.
Alia also mentioned that as a teenager she would accompany her mother and sister for their holidays to London, reportedly the only place they went to as kids. She would often go to a store called Primark (known to be a budget store line across United Kingdom) to buy stuff in 5 to 6 pounds. She still buys her pyjamas from the said store. Speaking matter-of-factly she said, “Even now I buy my pyjamas from Primark. So what? They’re pyjamas. How different can they be?”
Alia also said that she doesn’t understand financial matters but has learned much over the years and takes keen interest in bonds and FDs. She was quoted as saying, “I still don’t understand investing, but over the years, I’ve become keen to learn more. My home in Mumbai (Juhu, Mumbai) is the first property I bought. I invest in FDs and bonds. Mutual Funds are good, so I’ve been told.”
Revealing her first extravagant buy , Ali said, “The first expensive thing I bought (as a teenager) was with my own money -- a Louis Vuitton bag. I splurge most on bags. I love them. And gym clothes. I have every sort of trackpant from Lululemon.”
She also loves spending on holidays. She added, “I also splurge on holidays, but take one holiday a year -- a New Year one. I spend on the destination and the hotel. I hate shopping when I’m on holiday.”
Alia wishes to own a private jet and a home in the mountains. “I had a dream to buy a house in London and I did in 2018. It’s in Covent Garden and my sister lives there part-time.” the Kalank actress further revealed.