Bollywood actors Rani Mukherjee and Disha Patani have bought two premium residential apartments, in separate deals, in Khar locality of Mumbai from Rustomjee Group in its project Rustomjee Paramount.
Mukherjee has bought the 22-storey apartment spread over 1,485 sq ft carpet for Rs 7.12 crore, while Patani has purchased the flat with 1,118.59 sq ft carpet area for Rs 5.95 crore.
Mukherjee will get access to two car parks along with her apartment in E wing and she has paid stamp duty of Rs 21.37 lakhs for the registration of the deal that took place on July 15.
Patani’s deal was registered on June 16 and she paid stamp duty of Rs 17.85 lakhs for the apartment on 16th floor of F wing of the project along with two car parks, showed documents accessed through Zapkey.com.
Both the agreements were finalised on March 31, the last date the last day to avail the benefit of reduction in stamp duty.
ET’s separate queries to Patani and Mukherjee’s team remained unanswered until the time of going to press.
With an objective of kick-starting the real estate sector and nearly 260 linked industries by encouraging housing sales, the state government had announced a reduction in stamp duty charges to 2% from 5% from September to December-end.
Stamp duty was charged at 3% of the agreement value between January and March 31. Apart from helping convert pent-up demand in the mid-income and affordable segments, the stamp duty reduction has also prompted the conclusion of several large-ticket transactions in the city.
In December, the Maharashtra government had offered a leeway of four months to homebuyers to register a property after the payment of stamp duty in order to prevent crowding of registration offices.
This ensured that homebuyers who had purchased properties and paid stamp duty on or before 31st March 2021, have a maximum window of four months until July 31 from the respective date of payment of stamp duty for registering their apartments.