Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai home and his sad demise sent tremors across the nation. However, as per the latest reports, the actor’s Mumbai flat has been up for rent for the last 2.5 years, and it yet to find a buyer.
According to Hindustan Times, Rafique Merchant, a real estate broker, recently posted a clip of the sea-facing flat and informed that the flat is available for rent at ₹5 lakh per month.
He further revealed that the owner of the flat is an NRI and is not willing to give out his flat to Bollywood celebrities anymore. The owner is on a hunt for a corporate person as a tenant and from the looks of it nothing seems to be working out in his favour.
Sea Facing Duplex 4BHK with a Terrace Mont Blanc— Rafique Merchant (@RafiqueMerchant) December 9, 2022
5 lakhs Rent
Carter Road, Bandra West. RAFIQUE MERCHANT 9892232060, 8928364794 pic.twitter.com/YTcjIRiSrw
While many are puzzled as to why there has been no new tenant in the flat, Rafique unveiled the real reason in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama.
He said, “People are scared to move into this flat. When prospective tenants would hear that this is the same apartment where he died, they would not even visit the flat. Nowadays, people are at least visiting the flat as the news of his death has become old. Yet, the deal is not getting finalised. The owner is also hell-bent and doesn’t want to come down on the rent. If he does, it’ll be sold quickly. Since he’s selling it at the market price, tenants prefer buying some other flat of a similar size in the same area since it would come without the baggage of controversy that this flat is associated with.”
“The parties are told in advance that this is where Sushant used to stay. Some people don’t mind the history and want to go for it. But their friends and family members discourage them from going ahead with the deal. Now the owner doesn’t want to rent out the flat to a film celeb, no matter who or how big he or she is. He’s clear that he wants to hand over the flat to a corporate person,” he added.
Meanwhile, other reports suggest that SSR had leased the apartment for around ₹4.5 lakh per month since December 2019. He shared the apartment with his roommates and his girlfriend-actor, Rhea Chakraborty, who was living with him during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The actor’s death sparked a series of allegations and interrogations from the law agencies which included the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) looking into the financial and drugs-related angles in the matter.
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