Bollywood boys and their toys
Bollywood’s biggest stars are self-confessed car freaks and bike lovers who zip around town only past midnight; we take a look.Updated: Jun 09, 2013, 17:29 IST
The superstars of Bollywood have one thing in common —a shared love for the glitziest wheels. Be it John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor or Imran Khan, the boys surely enjoy taking their supercars out for a ride late at night.
We reckon that most boys are emotionally attached to their cars, and the same is true for the stars. So while Imran Khan says going on a drive acts as a “stress-buster”, for John Abraham it is a way to spend alone time in an otherwise cramped city where they would be recognised at every red light.
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“Like most boys, I love cars,” says Shahid Kapoor, who often after the wrap up of his schedule, preps himself for a long drive in the city. And needless to say, the more he does it, the more he enjoys it.
He adds, “I own two of my favourite cars, a Range Rover and a Jaguar and I am extremely happy with them.”
When he bought his car last year, Imran Khan was ecstatic. It was his dream car and he finally managed to get it. Ask him about his passion for the car and Imran says driving acts as a total stress-buster.
In an earlier interview to HT Café, he said, “I was 11 when I received my first toy Ferrari. It was an F-430. I fell in love with it and, ever since, I've wanted to own a real one. Now I have one which is to my taste. If I am stuck in traffic, I'd rather wait in a Ferrari.”
His love for speed is well-known. And John Abraham loves to drive as much as he loves taking a superbike for a spin. He says, “Speed, torque, BHP, along with the sound of the engine, take me into a whole new space. For me, stepping out on drives at night is about getting some alone time and feeling stress-free. And I genuinely love the sound of the engine — whether of a car or bike. It’s a different space.”
Of late, he has been seen driving his brand new black Gallardo LP 550-2 Lamborghini.
When in town, Ranbir is often spotted taking his Audi R8 out of the driveway of the Kapoors’ bungalow on Pali Hill, Bandra. Even if it's just in the vicinity of his home, Kapoor Junior loves it.
In an earlier interview to HT Café, he had said, “I love driving... That's the only time I get by myself and I enjoy going on long drives around the place.”