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Vroom machale

He’s been riding since the age of five, is the most celebrated freestyle rider in the world and recently ended his 10-city performance tour in India on his BMW F 800 R.

bollywood Updated: Apr 07, 2011 00:25 IST
Robin Bansal

He’s been riding since the age of five, is the most celebrated freestyle rider in the world and recently ended his 10-city performance tour in India on his BMW F 800 R.

But stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer may be back soon for a rumoured collaboration with actor Saif Ali Khan for a bike chase sequence in the latter’s spy thriller Agent Vinod, currently being shot in Delhi.

Prod him on the same and Pfeiffer says, “There is some interest but we haven’t discussed anything yet. As of now all I know is he (Saif) tried doing a stunt and fell badly because of his weight.”

Ask him about his interest in Bollywood and he says, “I have never seen a Bollywood movie but I know that these are romantic movies with a lot of singing and dancing.”

Pfeiffer, a native of Germany, doesn’t go gaga over Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, unlike his fellow countrymen. He, however, had his brush with Bollywood actors when he met John Abraham and Dino Morea during his last year’s trip here and Saif this time.

What excites Pfeiffer
“Riding in India is a very interesting experience. I’d love to go up to the border of Nepal, the Himalayas and Ladakh on the bike,” says the 41-year-old, who owns 15 bikes.

About his stay in India, Pfeiffer says the tropical weather sweat him out. “It is very hot in India. I need to get used to it. I come from the mountains. We still have a bit of snow in my area,” he says.

Pfeiffer however, took a fancy for Biryani but fears the Indian spices, when it comes to Indian food.

“Even when I ordered non-spicy food, it was still spicy,” laughs Pfeiffer, who enjoyed going to the fish market in Kolkata and sailing on the Hooghly.

Renowned for his theatrics and stunts, the four-time motorbike stunt riding world champion doesn’t like being called a “stuntman”.

“I consider myself a freestyle athlete. A much better name for our sport is freestyle riding. We do tricks with style,” he says.