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Bollywood girls take a bike ride

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, October 26, 2013
First Published: 12:32 IST(26/10/2013) | Last Updated: 14:10 IST(26/10/2013)

Bollywood’s leading men have played macho roles on screen for a long time now. From action scenes to daredevil stunts and riding fast bikes, they’ve dabbled in it all. Not to be left behind, in the last few years actresses too have been experimenting with such roles.

Priyanka Chopra performed martial arts in Don 2 (2011), Deepika Padukone beat up goons in Chandni Chowk To China (2009) and Lara Dutta performed underwater stunts in the ill-fated Blue (2009).

To add to this repertoire, for some time now, heroines have been seen riding bikes as well. And now, we’ve been told that yet another actress is preparing to take classes to learn how to ride a bike.

Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen opposite Sidharth Malhotra in Mohit Suri’s The Villain will ride a motorcycle in the movie. A source close to the actor reveals, "She has begun taking the lessons. She wants to make the scenes look believable."

In the past, Anushka Sharma rode a bike with Shah Rukh Khan as her pillion rider, in her debut film Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008).  In Golmaal Returns (2008) and 3 Idiots (2009), Kareena Kapoor was seen doing the same. And though the actor loves bikes in real life too, she was reportedly quite worried while performing the stunts.

Then came Katrina Kaif’s chance to turn biker chick. The actor took away Hrithik Roshan’s breath when she chased his car on her bike in a scene in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011). She had reportedly said, “I learnt riding the bike within a few days before I shot the scene. That entire sequence took around three hours. I am ready to ride a bike on the streets of Mumbai now.” She will even be seen performing some stunts in her next release, Dhoom:3, as well.

The last action heroine to have taken to the two-wheeler is Sonakshi Sinha. In fact, for Son Of Sardaar (2012), the actress took lessons from co-star Ajay Devgn on how to ride a bike as she was quite anxious about performing stunts on it.

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