After more than two decades of career, King Khan has finally become a proud owner of a luxurious vanity van, designed by Dilip Chabria. Until now Shah Rukh Khan rented vans and make-up rooms to meet his requirements. The van took three months to design
Says a source who has seen the van, "It's based on the longest Volvo Chassis in the world and has multiple axles. Shah Rukh is the first actor in B-Town to own a vehicle with two sets of axles in the rear." The Van is steel grey in colour and SRK took active interest in the design. The interior colours are in chrome, steel, white, and black stark - simple stark colours.
Adds the source further, "Its more like space ship. It's not just technologically well equipped with computers etc but is aesthetically futuristic in design. Shah Rukh knew exactly what he wanted right down to where a plug point is. The actor had several meetings with Dilip and his son before finalizing on the design."
"Apart from the usual drawing room and resting rooms, this van has a room which no star in B-Town has a workout room complete with all kind of latest gym equipments. The van has many unique tricks like when it's stationary it becomes wider to increase floor space and some of the rooms expand."
Shah Rukh says, "It's just a van. That's all." Though Dilip Chabria is reluctant to give details about the van he says, "I am highly impressed and surprised at Shah Rukh's level of knowledge and involvement at the design stage. Designing the van was our most difficult, ambitious and fastest project that we have ever done in the last 16 years."