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His stylised and distinct style of singing has the world swooning over him. However, one look at singer Shaan’s Bandra house reveals a personal side that is largely simple and unassuming, contrary to the glamour that he lends to the lines onscreen. Known for his energetic voice, Shantanu Mukherjee, better known as Shaan, has lent his voice to many chartbusters like Musu Musu, Chand Sifarish, Jab Se Tere Naina, to name just a few.
Located on the seventh floor of Warden apartments, off Turner road in Bandra West, Shaan’s 4,500 sq ft residence is nothing but elegant. “I was looking for a nice place, when I spotted this house. The house with its three levels, instantly appealed to me and was a welcome change from the earlier two BHK house that we had,” says the self-proclaimed Bandra boy.
Done-up as per his guidelines and designed by his childhood friend, the house has an earthly feel with white and shades of brown. “My house gives you a very down to earth feel and this is exactly what I wanted,” says the singer. “When we bought this house it was in a raw condition and by the time we finalised it, we could visualise the entire décor,” he explains.
The house opens to a lounge area. “We decided to give the lounge a very causal look and my designer friend suggested we have it as an area for lounging around when friends come over. All thanks to my wife Radhika, this house has come up exactly the way I had visualised it,” he says.
The formal living room, on the left side of the entrance, has warm and soothing colours of burnt sienna and ochre yellow. A huge mirror greets you as you relax on the unassuming, yet contemporary coloured couches. The dining area is concealed behind the staircase and is connected to the kitchen.
The staircase has been done up in immaculate white and has recessed lights leading to his master bedroom and his children Soham and Shubh’s room.
The master bedroom is uncluttered and largely seems to be, as Shaan jestingly says, ‘a mafia don’s bedroom’. Complete with a sliding TV and music system facing the master bed, the red and white combination of the room adds grandeur to it. The walk-in wardrobes with sliding shutters lend to the Spartan look of the area.
Above this level is the terrace, which gives a breathtaking view of the Bandra skyline, along with a riyaaz room in one corner.
The Bandra horizon, Shaan notes, is not the same as it used to be several years back. “Back then we used to know everyone in our neighbourhood by their first names and now we don’t even know who stays in the building,” he says, reminiscing of the bygone times. However, he always wanted to be around in the locales he grew up in and so, chose to stay back in the suburb. “I always loved the peace and tranquility of Bandra,” he says.