MUMBAI:

Bollywood’s star couple Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have purchased a house in Dubai, becoming the latest celebrities from India’s tinsel town to acquire property in the gulf island. Having bought a place in Sanctuary Falls, a 96-villa double-gated community home, the actors also attended a ‘Residents Party’ for owners in Jumeirah Golf Estates’s this week, a gulf daily reported.

“Dubai is special to us not just as a place where we enjoy great warmth and generosity in terms of love from the people, but it’s become a remarkable place and one that is so close to home for us,” said Abhishek. Aishwarya said they were looking forward to spending more time in the island. “It’s so close to Mumbai, so we’ll probably be spending a lot more weekends here,” she said. — Agencies