See Photos: Kangana Ranaut turns interior designer for Rangoli Chandel's new pad in Himachal Pradesh

Updated: Jun 03, 2020, 12:04 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Kangana Ranaut has turned an interior designer for sister Rangoli Chandel's newly made home in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh.

Rangoli Chandel with Kangana Ranaut/picture courtesy: PR
Rangoli Chandel with Kangana Ranaut/picture courtesy: PR

After donning various hats of being an actress, a producer, a director, a write, Kangana Ranaut has once again added another feather to her cap. Now, the actress turned an interior designer for sister Rangoli Chandel's newly made home in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. A 4bhk house which is spread over 6000 sq feet has separate rooms for the staff as well. As Rangoli shares some pictures from her heavenly abode, she also mentioned how beautiful it was to work with sister Kangana once again, but on a different project.

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A post shared by Rangoli Chandel (@rangoli_r_chandel) onJun 1, 2020 at 2:16am PDT

Having designed Rangoli's house, Kangana was asked if she had plans of wanting to do interior design, here's what she had to say, "Not really, I never really thought about it. I feel this comes naturally to me as creativity is somehow an extension of myself as I'm more inclined towards sophistication. She doesn't like any frills attached to anything which of course is not my style so when she asked me for inputs I was like, 'inputs and who will do the rest of the things' and she's like, 'well, what is there to be done? And I'm like, there you go. So that's how it all started.

Rangoli shared some memories of hers with Kangana growing up together at their Himachal house, "Actually, we have an age gap of four years so we never really played with one another. We both had our own set of friends but I remember Kangana organising small picnics for all. She was also very obsessed with her dolls; so much that once when we were getting some furniture made at home, she used to be right after the carpenter, asking him to make a sofa, bed and other furniture for her dolls as well. Not only that but she also used to design their clothes and arrange their marriages from a very young age. She would be happy in her own world and since I was older I would always look at her in amusement and see how she's tension free and lost in her own world with her dolls and decorating them."

Elaborating on the process of designing this dream house Kangana reveals that most of the furniture and materials were sourced locally by them. Kangana Ranaut shared, "I tried to source everything locally but what's amazing is the fact that in this entire ordering process, I was in Tamil Nadu. The idols in the temple are from Bengaluru, the rugs from Udaipur and the lights from Delhi. We have used all the things made in India which are of such superior quality and that too at a reasonable price."

Kangana Ranaut further added, "In today's digital age, everything has become so easy that I remember, when I had bought my second house in Mumbai, I had got so many things from Italy but now when I see the things available in India itself and that too delivered in Kullu way in advance, I was really impressed. The only thing where I needed some clarity was the geometry and the measurements as it was something really new, so I had to be very much aware of the house. But Rangoli and her husband really liked it and they were like 'it's beyond our expectation' so that was something that I really loved."

Speaking about her vision of her house and how Kangana got involved with the decor, Rangoli reveals, "To be honest, I am not into the decor thing and it's impossible to find an interior designer in Kullu, so the only option I had was hiring one from either Delhi or Mumbai. But that didn't seem like a viable option to me as I wanted to make use of the local stuff. I asked Kangana for her suggestion and post that she just took off with her drawing board and all. She has worked each and every minute detail of the house despite being on the sets of her projects."

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"I would be literally shocked when she would call me in the middle of the night and tell me that she had found this artefact and all. It was like a film project for her where she worked from the pre-planning stage to the execution and then it's delivery. She used to work on things in advance and when I saw them all falling into the right place, it was really unbelievable. Even our mom was worried about her as she was working on this house even when she was in Tamil Nadu, shooting for Thalaivi. It was then that I realized how big a task it was and Kangana had given it more than a hundred per cent. I am so privileged to have a sister like her, who is so involved in the family."

Lastly, the duo spoke about their favourite corners in the house.

Kangana: "The favourite corner in the house has got to be the kitchen as Rangoli loves to bake and according to me, a kitchen is a place which is pushed away from the rest of the house. So when you work in the kitchen, you are disconnected from everyone in the family. So I gave it the arches where she can be very much accessible to all. So when she's baking, I'm usually on her dining table and now we can chit chat across. It's really lovely to be listening to music while she's baking so that's why I love that part of our house."

Rangoli: "My favourite place in the house is the living room as it has both: my work desk and the coffee bar. Both things complement each other very well and given the fact that the living room is quite spacious, Ajay can also do his own work in the same room while Prithu (my son) can sit and chill out there itself. Secondly, Kangana has provided the living room with huge windows which give way to sunlight along with a beautiful scenic view. Another thing that I would like to add is Kangana's suggestion of having my makeup and wardrobe section as well which should be separate from your bedroom. Earlier, I felt it was a bit weird but now after seeing it, I just get excited to use my stuff." she ends.

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