Yami Gautam who is originally from Himachal Pradesh has bought a house in her home state.
It is a 100-year-old heritage home set on a 25-acre plot, some distance from Mandi. She says it is a dream come true for the actress who is gearing up for her 2017 Republic Day release, the revenge-drama, ‘Kaabil’, also featuring Hrithik Roshan.
“Even though I grew up in Chandigarh, I would go to my nani’s place near Shimla every year during the summer holidays and some of my happiest memories are rooted there and is the reason I want to be a child again. It was always a special place, even the air felt different and since a car is still a luxury in those parts, I remember taking the autorickshaw or mostly walking for hours to a relative’s home, singing songs and sometimes sliding down a hill for a shortcut. During winters, everyone would gather on the terrace–some knitting, some cooking and some playing with us,” she reminisces.
“It’s a typical, traditional Himachali house with the rooms built around an open court yard and one or two of them with secret staircases leading to the basement,” she says adding that her father is supervising the renovations, working closely with architects ‘to ensure that we don’t disturb the original structure while fitting it with modern amenities’. – CINEWS