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Old 22nd August 2009, 15:17   #616
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heyy!! any idea what cars neil nitin mukesh drives?? also any clue about a.r.rahman???
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Old 22nd August 2009, 23:08   #617
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I didn't ment the Azure, but Silver Spirit itself. I was an hour long program on SRK like his, about one of his US tour & back stage funs, etc. But worst thing was he was smoking inside the RR, I felt so bad.
Hmm I doubt that he owns an RR. Sorry, but have heard from the horses mouth that he thinks that spending 1.5cr or more on a car is ridiculous. But the same horse also says that he's human and can make mistakes...

Also speedy I agree with you about BTown not having too much taste. But I can vouch for a couple of guys. Ranbir knows his cars. He's not the brightest bulb in the shack regarding them, but he's better than most. He bought the Cayenne for pure driving pleasure, but felt he needed the LR for more comfort.

There comes a point where even enthusiasts need to be practical. The S, 7, Q7, LR, LX etc are practical choices. Those who bought cayennes are full of it cuz they're regretting it now. John has a Q7, it's a diesel, but it was bought so he can be driven around to meetings and shoots.
For pleasure he has the latest Busa and the gypsy among others.

I don't believe the Bachans know anything about cars. Hell Sr AB wrote some crap in his blog firing shots at MidDay for talking about his hypocracy regarding going green.

But I must say that Devgan knows his car very well. The Maser was a calculated decision, and not a fluke (As far as I've heard)
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Old 22nd August 2009, 23:40   #618
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I didn't ment the Azure, but Silver Spirit itself. I was an hour long program on SRK like his, about one of his US tour & back stage funs, etc. But worst thing was he was smoking inside the RR, I felt so bad.
You saw this in a documentary on SRK out of the two viz. 'The outer world of Shah Rukh Khan' & 'The inner world of Shah Rukh Khan'.
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You saw this in a documentary on SRK out of the two viz. 'The outer world of Shah Rukh Khan' & 'The inner world of Shah Rukh Khan'.
I don't remember the name of the programe, but it was like documentry only, very slow & dragging programme. Hence I havn't seen it fully.
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I have seen it. In one of them he's shown in RR Silver Spirit, which belongs to a Hotel group, shot during ChakDe time. Another one, he's shown with his people (GK and In-laws, kids, sister, friends etc) escorted in Phantom in Delhi, the entourage followed in Bimmer and Lx. Seems GK has a liking for the machine (came from a friend who was off-late a salon friend to GK in Bandra suburbs).
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Hmm I doubt that he owns an RR. Sorry, but have heard from the horses mouth that he thinks that spending 1.5cr or more on a car is ridiculous. But the same horse also says that he's human and can make mistakes...

Also speedy I agree with you about BTown not having too much taste. But I can vouch for a couple of guys. Ranbir knows his cars. He's not the brightest bulb in the shack regarding them, but he's better than most. He bought the Cayenne for pure driving pleasure, but felt he needed the LR for more comfort.

There comes a point where even enthusiasts need to be practical. The S, 7, Q7, LR, LX etc are practical choices. Those who bought cayennes are full of it cuz they're regretting it now. John has a Q7, it's a diesel, but it was bought so he can be driven around to meetings and shoots.
For pleasure he has the latest Busa and the gypsy among others.

I don't believe the Bachans know anything about cars. Hell Sr AB wrote some crap in his blog firing shots at MidDay for talking about his hypocracy regarding going green.

But I must say that Devgan knows his car very well. The Maser was a calculated decision, and not a fluke (As far as I've heard)
with you on the first part SRK does not own a RR Phantom.

The comfort is any mans need and knows when he is comfortable, does not mean he knows his cars. My neice knows what is comfortable and can tell you which car she likes and she is only 7, does not mean she knows whats under the hood or any other details. This was my point.. How many really know their cars on their own without useing someone elses mind.

John has the R1, busa was sold long back. Q7 bought as lady love also has one and he has his Gypsy. He spent two times the car value to get the comfort he wanted in it. John knows his bikes very well and his knowledge on them is immense but cars he knows whats good and practicle as his friends are there to advice him on his choices.

So by writeing something on the blog and not following it does not make him less interested. Hear speeches made by our ministers then. Trust me they might not know the insides but the outsides they know their cars. Looks matter you see.

Haha Ajay knows his cars. I hope you are aware that his car was the loaded with almost all the options available without even knowing what its meant for. A person who knows his cars would opt for things essential. I met him with his car at a shoot and he himself told me its too noisy and stiff to ride in and this is not what he expected from such a high end car. Now the point was he wanted to be different from the rest (E class,Bmw etc) but ended up puting the car on the market in months. He would use his X5 more often. I was offered this car.

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I have seen it. In one of them he's shown in RR Silver Spirit, which belongs to a Hotel group, shot during ChakDe time. Another one, he's shown with his people (GK and In-laws, kids, sister, friends etc) escorted in Phantom in Delhi, the entourage followed in Bimmer and Lx. Seems GK has a liking for the machine (came from a friend who was off-late a salon friend to GK in Bandra suburbs).
The Spirit and the Phantom shown belongs to someone i know and since they have something to do with Movies, SRK was driven around delhi for the promo's in it. Yes GK and SRK both have a likeing for the Phantom but would not get one for secutiry and attention the car would gather. He has his Q7 with two gaurds and a maid going to pick up his kids from school. His other hot favourite is the Bentley GT and CFS.
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John has the R1, busa was sold long back. Q7 bought as lady love also has one and he has his Gypsy.
A few months back I was watching a show on TV where in John was driving in his Q7(it was a car show) & said that Bipasha has(at that time) a Cayennes & that he has asked her to get the Q7, So i believe he got it first.

As for Busa yeah he sold it & has an R1 which is gifted to him by Yamaha.

Btw going by what you have mentioned Speedy, he too might not really be knowing the bikes, I mean buying a Busa or an R1 or a 1000RR does not qualify one as knowledgeable person, it only shows that he likes bikes & buys the big ones as he can afford them.
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I guess Mrs. GK is using a Q7 for her personal purpose. I've once seen her arriving in it for some celebrity wedding in TV.
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heyy!! any idea what cars neil nitin mukesh drives?? also any clue about a.r.rahman???
It's long since I'm also trying to find out which car is used by A.R.Rahman. Anybody from Chennai got any idea?
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It's long since I'm also trying to find out which car is used by A.R.Rahman. Anybody from Chennai got any idea?
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heyy!! any idea what cars neil nitin mukesh drives?? also any clue about a.r.rahman???
I'm not sure but I remember reading something about him owning a 6 series.

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IIRC Bbay times carried an article about him buying himself a Q7 and a Segway.
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Shahid buys latest Yamaha bike after parents' permission

By: Upala KBR Date: 2009-01-17


Mumbai:


Sporty ride: The Yamaha MT-01. for representational purpose only
Shahid Kapoor gifted himself a bike last week... but only after his parents gave him permission to

Some people are obedient children and Shahid Kapoor prefers to be counted in that lot. The actor bought himself a motorbike recently but only after his parents gave him their explicit permission to do so.

Says Shahid's friend, "Shahid loves biking. When he was shooting with Ahmed Khan for Ishq Vishk Pyar Vyar, Shahid would often go with him on long bike rides along the Western Express highway.

Though he longed for a bike of his own, his parents Pankaj Kapoor and Neelima Azeem were against it as they felt it was unsafe.

Shahid has always been a dutiful son, so he squashed his biking dreams and got busy with his work till last year when he missed his bike rides again."

Finally, his parents gave him permission last month to buy a bike. He has assured his parents that he will drive safely. Last week, Shahid bought the latest Yamaha MT-01.

Shahid's bike is a midnight-black, air-cooled, sportsbike with high torque speed and 1670cc machine, costing around Rs 15 lakh. His friend informs, "It's the first time he's sporting such a cool bike. Shahid chose black as he doesn't like anything bright, flashy and over-the-top but rather classy, understated and subtle stuff.

Shahid is very possessive about his new bike and insists on cleaning it himself. He loves biking especially at night or for going for film shoots. Last week, Shahid rode to Indigo on his new bike for dinner with Ahmed Khan and his wife Saira and to Chembur for the shoot of Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminay in the morning."

Shahid Kapoor says, "I love bikes and getting my own bike was my own way of beating traffic. It helps me get faster to shoots. I am perpetually running late in traffic and my bike helps me get there sooner."
Shahid buys latest Yamaha bike after parents' permission
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It's long since I'm also trying to find out which car is used by A.R.Rahman. Anybody from Chennai got any idea?
He's totally not into cars. Last I heard he owned a couple of Qualis. Must have upgraded to Innova now. Same for Rajini..Qualis for him and Civic for daughter.
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I can confirm that AR has couple of Innova's, a Santro, an Ambassador and a BMW X5.
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I guess Mrs. GK is using a Q7 for her personal purpose. I've once seen her arriving in it for some celebrity wedding in TV.
That one belonged to the Roshans.
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I met him with his car at a shoot and he himself told me its too noisy and stiff to ride in and this is not what he expected from such a high end car. Now the point was he wanted to be different from the rest (E class,Bmw etc) but ended up puting the car on the market in months. He would use his X5 more often. I was offered this car.
Wow, thats cool. So are you good friends with Ajay Devgan, or was that just a one-off meeting?

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A few months back I was watching a show on TV where in John was driving in his Q7(it was a car show) & said that Bipasha has(at that time) a Cayennes & that he has asked her to get the Q7, So i believe he got it first.

As for Busa yeah he sold it & has an R1 which is gifted to him by Yamaha.

Btw going by what you have mentioned Speedy, he too might not really be knowing the bikes, I mean buying a Busa or an R1 or a 1000RR does not qualify one as knowledgeable person, it only shows that he likes bikes & buys the big ones as he can afford them.
She had a Q7 import for a while and then the Cayanne and now Q7 official one.
I have spoken to him on numerous occations related to bikes and he knows his stuff. The busa was and is his love, he had to get rid of it as he was the brand ambassador for yamaha. The tips he can give you to mod your bike and the places to get parts and accesaries for it should carry some weight. I remember he once told me some place in KL where i could get some part for the Busa that he required. It helped the fuel to come with more preasure to increase power. Technocrat i like only 1000cc plus bikes weather it is a cruiser or a sport. My first bike and the one i learnt on and rode the streets was a 900cc. If you do not know something on the bike or car you Google and study about it.

@ Krazyking i am not friends with Ajay. He was shooting at my place and had come in the Mazzeratti one day the next time it was only the X5. I got talking to him relateing the car. The car was then a week old. My cousin deals in cars and offered it to me. I am friends with ajays SIL. Some of the others it is work related and some are friends and family. The bottom line is none of them refuse me access to their garage as they know i love cars.

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