She races cars and superbikes. In fact, at 23, Alisha Abdullah is known to be India’s only female superbike racer. And the daughter of famous bike racer RA Abdullah also has Bollywood aspirations.
"That’s (working in films) something I have always been looking forward to. I have got a few offers. I have a good friend John Abraham in the field who is a lover of bikes himself," she says, adding, "I would love to do a movie...something to do with bikes. I don’t believe your focus changes. It’s all in your mind," says the Chennai-based biker.
Abdullah adds that she is happy about the trend of biopics on sportspersons in Bollywood, especially one on boxer Mary Kom. "It’s nice to see boxing come into the limelight, thanks to Mary Kom. She is a good friend of mine. I personally know how hard she works, she deserves the best," she says.
Sportspersons such as Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta have recently said that cricket should not rule the mindset of people and other sports should be given equal importance.
Does she agree?
"Yes, very much. For instance, in my field, it’s about do or die. Anything can happen in my sport, unlike cricket which is a fun and entertainment game," she says. However, she has great words for cricketers Virat Kohli and Yusuf Pathan. "I look up to Virat Kohli for his attitude towards his game and Yusuf Pathan who has always encouraged me in all my races," she says.