Bollywood stars attain their larger than life personalities mainly due to the women and men who shape the way a movie turns out. We’re talking about auteurs, the men who wield the most power on the sets, to turn out movies as we see them on the big screen. Bollywood, like every other film industry, has a bunch of A-List directors who deliver hit after hit. So what do these movers and shakers of moviedom drive? We round up 10 of Bollywood’s A-List movie directors and the cars they’re seen in.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
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One of the biggest names in Bollywood, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made very successful movies such as Devdas, Black, Ram Leela and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. A W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class is what the man favours as his daily drive.
When it comes to masala movies, Rohit Shetty is the king among directors in Bollywood. A man who has been delivering hit after hit in the comedy,family and the action genres, Rohit Shetty’s chosen set of wheels are SUVs, in the form of the BMW X6 and the Range Rover Vogue.
Farhan Akthar is a man of multiple talents. A director, actor and an accomplished singer, Farhan’s first love was behind the camera though. Farhan Akthar, who also happens to be the brand ambassador of the Ford Figo Aspire, drives around in the previous generation Range Rover Vogue.
Anurag Kashyap began making arthouse movies, before going mainstream. Known for memorable movies such as Dev D and Ugly, the director doesn’t have the flashiest set of wheels. Popular, the director’s vehicle certainly is, for it is the best selling Mahindra XUV500 SUV.
Mohit Suri is another big name who’s known for turning low budget movies into massive hits, so much so that a producer, Ekta Kapoor in this case, went a step ahead. After paying Mohit Suri his mandatory fees, Ekta Kapoor gifted the director a Range Rover Autobiography SUV.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a producer-director, best known for movies such as Parinda and Mission Kashmir. The man is one of the few Indian directors who’ve made the switch to Hollywood, with a movie called Broken Horses. Vidhu Vinod Chopra is seen driven in a W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class luxury saloon.
Karan Johar is another A-List director who has also produced interesting, hit movies. The man’s quite influential in the movie industry and is one of the movers and shakers of Bollywood. A Jaguar XF sedan is what Karan Johar is regularly spotted in.
Rajkumar Hirani is known for making great family movies that are out and out entertainers. Comedy with a social message is a genre that this director knows very well, what with the likes of Munnabhai MBBS and PK coming from his stable. A Mercedes Benz M-Class is his daily drive machine.
Vishal Bhardwaj is another director who is known for making hard hitting movies that aren’t the run-of-the-mill stuff that Bollywood churns out by the dozens. The man’s set of four wheels is a very low key but extremely reliable and robust choice, in the form of the Toyota Innova.
Subhash Ghai isn’t making hugely successful movies like he used to before. But the “showman” of Bollywood still has a few movies up his sleeve. Subhash Ghai owns an Audi A4 luxury sedan, which is a very popular model from the German luxury car maker.