No one can deny that Shah Rukh Khan continues to be one of Bollywood’s most popular “outsiders”, who have millions of fans across the world. But, his journey of becoming King Khan is anything but easy.
Shah Rukh has come a long way from being an outsider with no “connection” to the film industry to a superstar. Nobody had ever imagined that this Delhi guy will rule Mumbai and the whole world one day.
Shahrukh Khan joined the Bollywood industry without a godfather. He established his own brand with immense hard work, determination, and dedication.
Shah Rukh Khan’s reign as king of Bollywood and his luxurious lifestyle now amaze everyone. But do you know when Shah Rukh Kahn first arrived in Mumbai, he did not even have enough money to get a roof over his head? But today, he owns a luxurious palace-like home called “Mannat,” where numerous Bollywood films have been filmed including our personal favorite ‘Yes Boss
Do you know while filming “Yes Boss,” Shahrukh purchased “Mannat?” Scroll down to know this inspiring story!
The famous song – “Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai” from ‘Yes Boss’ has an intense relationship with “Mannat”. Shahrukh didn’t own “Mannat” at the time “Yes Boss” was released. The year was 1997.
The house in this still from Chaand Taare Tod Lau from Yes Boss is what is now Mannat, SRK’s house. Yes Boss released in 1997, SRK bought this house 4 years after the release of the film. #trivia pic.twitter.com/xNliTCMC5q— Sukhada (@appadappajappa) November 1, 2019
At that time, Shahrukh Khan was residing in an apartment at the time. He only had a desire of owning a home by the seaside. By some stroke of luck (and determination), he was able to purchase the very same home “Mannat” that featured in the song.
As Shah Rukh steps out in front of ‘Mannat’ singing the song ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai’, it seems that dreams genuinely do come true. That house may be seen in the background as King Khan dances to “Chaand Taare Tod Lau.”
According to the song ‘Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai’, it is a chamatkar of some sort that every dreamer desire. ‘Main ban jaoon sabse bada, maan ja aye khuda, itni si hai dua. And, we must say, he became one!
The bungalow that later came to be known as “Mannat”, was formerly known as “Villa Vienna”. The villa was owned by Nariman. Shahrukh Khan purchased it from Nariman in 2001, gave it a fresh coat of paint, and changed its name.
According to sources, Shahrukh Khan purchased “Mannat” back then for around Rs 13.32 crore, and as of right now, its value is over Rs 200 crore.
Several brand shoots in “Mannat”
Not just movies, there are many ads that were shot in Mannat. Yes, Shah Rukh Khan has appeared in several brand endorsements that were shot in “Mannat” As per some sources, during the pandemic, King Khan used to film at his house when all shooting—from movies to TV shows—was prohibited as a result of the lockdown.
Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan waves at fans who have gathered outside his residence, ‘Mannat’ on his 54th birthday. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/KtAj9mACRq— ANI (@ANI) November 1, 2019
Every year, on Shah Rukh’s birthday, thousands of fans gather outside Mannat to greet him. And, SRK standing in the famous balcony of “Mannat” while waving to his fans has become an annual ritual.
This beautiful story of SRK owning Mannat is just a reminder that dreams do come true. You just need – Determination, Hard work, and Persistence! Here’s the song to remind you the power of dreams: