Amitabh Bachchan is ‘looking forward’ to building his home in Ayodha, purchases land worth USD 1.7 million

India is getting ready for the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodha, Uttar Pradesh. Several bigwigs have already started investing their money in the city and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan too seems to have joined the trend. The actor has reportedly purchased a sprawling plot worth a whopping INR 14.50 crore (USD 1.7 million) in the holy city.

Amitabh Bachchan. Photo credit: Free Press Journal
Actor Amitabh Bachchan. Photo credit: Free Press Journal

As per the official documents, the 81-year-old has bought a piece of land in The Sarayu, which is a 7-star mixed-use enclave being developed in Ayodhya by Mumbai-based builders, The House of Abhinandan Lodha.

The land which Big B has purchased is spread over 10,000 square feet and the actor sealed the deal by paying a the staggering amount.

‘Emotional tapestry that resonates with me deeply’

According to the official website of The Sarayu, the property is located just 15 minutes away from the Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, and is being developed on the banks of the sacred Sarayu river, from which it derives its name.

Big B is now looking forward to building a house there. In an official statement, he mentioned that the city of Ayodhya holds a special place in his heart. “The timeless spirituality and cultural richness of Ayodhya have forged an emotional connection that transcends geographical boundaries,” he said.

“This is a start of a heartfelt journey into the soul of Ayodhya, where tradition and modernity seamlessly co-exist, creating an emotional tapestry that resonates with me deeply. I am looking forward to building my home in the global spiritual capital,” he added.

The city of Ayodhya is well-connected to the surrounding bustling cities, including Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad), which is the screen legend’s birthplace.

Big B to attend ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony

Meanwhile, the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is scheduled to take place on January 22, 2024, and it will be attended by a slew of eminent personalities from all walks of life.

Amitabh Bachchan too has been invited for the ceremony along with his family.

(The article is published under a mutual content partnership arrangement between The Free Press Journal and Connected to India)