Anand Mahindra wants the Thar used in Rajnikanth’s new movie

Anand Mahindra is one person who is really active on twitter. He not only has witty responses to people who tweet to him, but also loves his products being used. Sometime ago, the Chairman of Mahindra group gifted an autorickshaw driver a Supro and bought his ‘Jugaad’ for the company’s upcoming museum. Now it looks like he is at it again.

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Yesterday, a picture of Rajnikanth’s upcoming movie, Kaala Karikaalan was released where he was seen sitting on a Mahindra Thar, with the fish eye view of Mumbai’s Dharavi slum area behind. Anand Mahindra was so impressed on seeing the legend (Rajnikanth) sitting on a Thar that he immediately asked if he could procure the vehicle once the shoot was done. Here is the conversation that followed: 

Upon seeing his request, Wunderbar films, the production company that is producing the new movie replied that they would soon provide the details of the vehicle. Dhanush, the famous actor and musician who established the production company as well took to Twitter to say that the vehicle would be provided to Mahindra once the shoot is completed.

The Thar is a modern day re-incarnation of the iconic Jeep. The vehicle continues to be bare bones and rugged, like most old-school Mahindras. The Thar is available in 3 options, prices starting at Rs 6.27 lakhs, for the DI model and going all the way upto Rs 8.99 lakhs for the CRDe variant. The CRDe variant is powered by a 2.5 liter engine making 105 Bhp and 247 Nm. The DI variant on the other hand is powered by a 2.5 liter unit which produces 63 Bhp and 182.5 Nm. While the DI comes in both 2wd and 4wd variants, the CRDe variant is only offered in the 4wd variant.

Anand Mahindra is working on an all-new Mahindra vehicles museum. He is already working on the cars that he wants and the location will most likely be in Kandivili, Mumbai. We are likely to see this Thar there, in the near future.