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"Queen Of Bollywood" Aishwarya Rai Lands On The Moon
Fans present legendary star of Bollywood cinema with symbolic gift of Lunar real estate
By: Lunar Journal (Media Luna)
The acreage was registered late last week in the name of Aishwarya Rai by a pair of her fans from Mumbai. The moon property claim was entered with the Indian office of the Lunar Registry, a branch of the International Luna Society, which is headquartered in New York.
The actress, who is married to the popular actor Abhishek Bachchan, has appeared in numerous films, including "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" (1999) and "Devdas" (2002), each of which earned her the Filmfare Best Actress Award, India's equivalent of the Oscar. She received six other Best Actress nominations for her work.
In addition to her filmwork, Miss Rai was named Miss World in 1994.
Miss Rai joins another legend of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, as a notable owner of land on Luna. King Khan was gifted with several acres in the Sea of Tranquillity by his fans, and later obtained the rights to another substantial tract of moon land nearby.
Perhaps the most famous of all lunar property owners, however, was the late "King of Pop," Michael Jackson, who owned a parcel of land estimated at more than a thousand acres. The property was left to his three children in equal amounts according to his estate following his tragic death a year ago.
Al though full details were not released by the Lunar Registry, confirmation was given that the deed and title to the eighty acres was made in the actress' married name, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
The exact location of the property was not given but it is believed to be centrally located in the moon's Lacus Somniorum (Lake of Dreams), which, according to the Lunar Registry's website, is zoned for tourism, operations and industrial development.
The land, according to the company's website, is valued at US$34.25, making the entire parcel worth about Rs 127,355 based on current exchange rates.
Lake of Dreams Property Listing:
Times of India: "Star On Moon - Lunar Crater Named For S R Khan"
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The Lunar Registry (http://www.LunarRegistry.com)