In Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008), Deepika Padukone drives a taxi in Australia to support herself and fund her education. She works night shifts, takes in male passengers and when Ranbir Kapoor - passenger-turned-beau - asks her whether she is scared to drive strangers at odd hours, mentions the hockey stick with which she protects herself from potential harassers. Of course, Padukone does not really have to use it and even meets Mr Right on the road and they live happily ever after. Perhaps that's the way things work in a reel romance, or maybe women taxi drivers in the developed world have an easier time of it. The drive is definitely not as smooth in the national capital.