Billionaire Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s wife Nita describes their 27-storey Mumbai house Antilia as a “modern home with an Indian heart” and the “only home we have in the world.”
The ultra-luxurious 400,000 sq feet Ambani mansion and its contents continue to fascinate people not only in India but also abroad. Vanity Fair,which interviewed Nita last November,will publish a few pictures from inside Antilia in its June edition,giving a sneak peak into what has been described as ‘The Taj Mahal meets flash Gordon.”
“The closed door policy has only piqued the worldwide fascination that has surrounded the edifice,” the magazine said of Antilia.
Contrary to speculation that the Ambanis had not moved into their home as it did not conform to the ancient Indian architectural doctrine of ‘vastu shastra’,Nita told Vanity Fair that they had moved into the house around September last year and some of the media reports about their house were “exaggerated.”
“This is the first time I am talking about my home. There have been exaggerated reports in the media about it I must say,” she said in the article ‘The Talk of Mumbai,’ the title referring to Antilia.
“We moved in two months ago. And then it was going around that we have not moved in. It is a modern home with an Indian heart…It is the only home that we have in the world,” she said in the interview which was conducted in November.
A New York Times report last October had said the Ambanis had not moved in to their new home,considered one of the most expensive private residences,and family members only slept there “sometimes”.