Check out the car collections of these stars that would make any petrolhead jealous. By Pooja Paryani
Men love cars as much as women their diamonds. So it’s no surprise that trendsetters in Bollywood have no problem dropping a couple of crores for some jaw-dropping rides. Glamour and luxury are all par for the course when you’re raking in big bucks from the box-office for years like these stars have been.
1. Shah Rukh Khan
The Badshah of Bollywood loves to surround himself with the best of everything. Even his vanity van has to be a class apart. So Shah Rukh gifted himself a Rs 4-crore, state-of-the-art custom-made vanity bus by DC Design. He recently added a BMW i8 to his collection, which includes a stunning Bugatti Veyron, a BMW 7 Series, a BMW 6 Series, a Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupé, and an Audi A6.
Photographs: M93/Wikimedia Commons, Salah Ghrissi/Wikimedia Commons
2. Amitabh Bachchan
This legend is an avid luxury car collector who always looks for a unique factor and often customises his cars to suit his needs. There’s the elegant Rolls-Royce Phantom that was gifted to him by director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, a bright Mini Cooper gifted by his son Abhishek, a sporty Porsche Cayman S, a Bentley Arnage R (a sedan no longer in production) and the Range Rover Autobiography LWB he bought earlier this year. These are just some of the highlights of his collection that also boasts of Mercedes’, Lexus’ and BMWs.
Photographs: BollywoodHungama.com/Wikimedia Commons, Rolls-Royce
3. Aamir Khan
This Bollywood perfectionist is very selective, whether is about the roles he essays or the wheels that he drives. So which cars have made the cut? Along with Mukesh Ambani, Aamir is the proud owner of a Mercedes Benz S600, which is a customised bulletproof car. Other key pieces in his garage include the majestic Rolls Royce Ghost, a Bentley Continental, a BMW 6 series, and a Land Rover Range Rover.
Photographs: Mercedes Benz, BollywoodHungama.com/Wikimedia Commons
4. Sanjay Dutt
This actor has had a troubled time with the law, seems to be finally at the end of his legal troubles. An auto enthusiast, Sanjay clearly is an Audi fan as he has three in his collection, Audi R8, Audi A8 L W12, and Audi Q7. Also in his collection is the Ferrari 599 GTB, a beast of a machine, a Porsche SUV, a Bentley Continental GT, a Lexus LX470, and a Mercedes M-class. He gifted Mrs Dutt the regal Rolls-Royce Ghost a few years ago. Dutt also has a passion for bikes and has a Ducati and Harley-Davidson in his garage.
Photographs: Sovxx/Wikimedia Commons, BollywoodHungama.com/Wikimedia Commons
5. Salman Khan
He’s one actor who is always in the news, and is known as much for his large heart as his frequent brushes with the law. He’s frequently gifted friends and family some spiffy cars, but that’s no wonder since he has quite a collection himself. In his enviable garage are a BMW X6, an Audi R8, an Audi RS7, a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Mercedes Benz S Class, and a Range Rover Vogue. He’s currently crushing over his white Lexus LX570, which hasn’t as yet even launched in the country! He’s also a huge motorbike fan and owns limited edition Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ, Suzuki GSX-R 1000Z, Suzuki Hayabusa, and Yamaha R1.
Photographs: BollywoodHungama.com/Wikimedia Commons, Edvvc/Wikimedia Commons