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Old 4th July 2016, 14:55   #2521
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Saif Ali Khan and his S350.
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Saif Ali Khan and his S350.
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I can see his old Mustang in the background which got sold a while back. I think the pic is old one!
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Saif Ali Khan and his S350.
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Is that his Mustang and Santa Fe in the background?
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Is that his Mustang and Santa Fe in the background?
FYI - The Santa Fe could belong to a neighbor too. Doesn't have to be his since he lives in an apartment complex. The other car is indeed his Mustang.
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Zareen Khan and her Q7
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Alia Bhatt's Q7 & Sid Malhotra's ML250 CDi
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Vivek Oberoi's GLS
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Still fail to comprehend how flop actors like Vivek Oberoi and Zarine Khan can afford such expensive rides. It really beats me.
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Still fail to comprehend how flop actors like Vivek Oberoi and Zarine Khan can afford such expensive rides. It really beats me.

Good investment consultants and black money is the key to this. Also we dont know the family back-ground (Zarine Khan). If you really see many people here in Pune and the cars they own, you would start understanding.
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Still fail to comprehend how flop actors like Vivek Oberoi and Zarine Khan can afford such expensive rides. It really beats me.
I don't think an eighty lakh car would be an 'expensive' one for a bollywood celebrity. Even though they aren't big stars they would be earning enough to buy these cars. Vivek Oberoi was stuck with his old ML350 for almost 8 years before he upgraded to the GLS.
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Still fail to comprehend how flop actors like Vivek Oberoi and Zarine Khan can afford such expensive rides. It really beats me.
Suresh Oberoi did decently well for himself. I remember Vivek had a Mahindra Classic in 1997. His Mom is from a royal family or something. Vivek himself has had a couple of hits.

I believe Zarine Khan is self made. She's not from a wealthy background. Guess the handful of films & modelling stints paid off.

In the film line, you just have to have a luxury car. Can't be roaming around in a Hyundai i20 while the actress you're fighting for the role with comes in an Audi A6. Image & persona are everything in Bollywood.
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Just like how we consider EDUCATION as an investment (rather than an expense), I guess people in the entertainment industry need to consider certain expenditure as "investment" for advancement of their career. Examples:

1) Cars
2) Clothes
3) Shoes
4) Gym/Beauty Salon memberships

Also, hosting a party or attending a Party is also part of "work" - since it involves networking with directors, producers, TV executives, movie house executives etc. And I guess the ride you arrive in makes some difference.

Looking at many examples of mini-stars (who has paid huge amounts) in the entertainment industry ending up with financial trouble, one can safely say that most of these people are not very good with managing their money.

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In the film line, you just have to have a luxury car. Can't be roaming around in a Hyundai i20 while the actress you're fighting for the role with comes in an Audi A6. Image & persona are everything in Bollywood.

To add to that, I remember reading in the newspapers that Vivek's manager sent a text to the media shutterbugs saying that "Vivek Oberoi takes delivery of new car at 6.30pm today at Mehboob Studio" or something like that.
Couldn't help but find this an utterly desperate move for publicity. Is this a common practice for celebs to call paparazzi to click their relatively mundane new rides?
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To add to that, I remember reading in the newspapers that Vivek's manager sent a text to the media shutterbugs saying that "Vivek Oberoi takes delivery of new car at 6.30pm today at Mehboob Studio" or something like that.
Couldn't help but find this an utterly desperate move for publicity. Is this a common practice for celebs to call paparazzi to click their relatively mundane new rides?
Well you know what they say - Any publicity is good publicity!
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Suresh Oberoi did decently well for himself. I remember Vivek had a Mahindra Classic in 1997. His Mom is from a royal family or something. Vivek himself has had a couple of hits.
Vivek has done quite well in fact and has made very good investments if I remember reading an article correctly. Also, I respect the fact that he is very charitable and has numerous causes that he supports and most of which are not reported.

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In the film line, you just have to have a luxury car. Can't be roaming around in a Hyundai i20 while the actress you're fighting for the role with comes in an Audi A6. Image & persona are everything in Bollywood.
Bang on - I used to know someone who went from an Alto to a Superb to a GL in less than 1 year! All this because he bagged a leading role in a TV series. When I asked him he responded by saying that he needs to look like an actor in a leading role "yaar"!

At the other end of the spectrum, I also know someone who got a good role and bought a new Q5. He lost the role in 6 months and next year didn't have the money to pay insurance for the car!
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Vivek has done quite well in fact and has made very good investments if I remember reading an article correctly. Also, I respect the fact that he is very charitable and has numerous causes that he supports and most of which are not reported.


Bang on - I used to know someone who went from an Alto to a Superb to a GL in less than 1 year! All this because he bagged a leading role in a TV series. When I asked him he responded by saying that he needs to look like an actor in a leading role "yaar"!

At the other end of the spectrum, I also know someone who got a good role and bought a new Q5. He lost the role in 6 months and next year didn't have the money to pay insurance for the car!
Contrarily, some of the stars of yore retrograded their likes to mundane from the flamboyant.
Raj Kapoor's first car was an Oldsmobile 98 Convertible of 1948, which is shown in his directorial debut "Barsaat" (1949).

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(a similar model seen in the picture above. RK's Barsaat car was parked in the RK Studious, Chembur for a long , long time)

He owned quite a few flashy cars during his career, mostly American made ones. But in the early 1980's, he felt that every Tom, Dick and Harry in Bollywood was owning a Mercedes (any model) to flaunt their status. This is when during the fag end of his career, he switched over to Ambassadors. His last owned white Ambassador was a Mark 4 (regn no. MAM 344).Just coincidence it was, as the registration series was MAM and Raj Kapoor was out and out a ladies man.

Dev Anand on the other hand started out with a black Hillman Minx and upgraded to an olive green Triumph convertible.

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He owned flashy cars during his times, apart from Fiats , but in the 1980's switched over to Premier Padminis. Doing most of the driving himself, his reason was something different. In an interview he had said that he hates to be spotted and mobbed in traffic. With a Padmini, he could move anonymously without being easily detected.

Similarly, Satyajit Ray's was extremely fond of Ambassadors. His films have shown many and the strange fact was that to install his camera , he used to remove the rear bootlid for a wide view. He many a time handled the camera.

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But today the scenario is different. One has to show that he or she has arrived.

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IIRC comedian Bharti Singh owns GL350!

Surprising but true!
Bharti Singh is probably one of the biggest faces of Indian TV today (pun un-intended) and is therefore probably very well paid too. I mean, how many ladies would dare to feel up Salman and SRK, and then have them in splits as she makes fun of them.

I would not be surprised if she showed up in a Hummer tomorrow
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