Snapshot – The Hindi movie industry, a.k.a. Bollywood, does have a bunch of people known for their decadent lifestyles. While decadence is one thing, getting into trouble in the law is usually the consequence of perennially living life in the fast lane. Some of the biggest movie stars in Bollywood are also known for their darker sides, and many have served jail time. All this hasn’t really put brakes on their flashy lifestyles though. Today, we take a look at three bad boys of Bollywood and their rides.
Salman Khan is currently staring at a 5 year jail sentence (currently under appeal) for running over and killing a pavement dweller in his Toyota Land Cruiser, in an alcohol induced state of mind. Yet, the man remains somewhat of an enigma. On one hand, he’s known for its generosity, even running an NGO called Being Human. On the other, he’s been involved in shooting blackbucks – a protected animal, running over pavement dwellers and getting into minor tiffs. Here’s what drives the man.
Lexus LX 470
The Lexus LX 470 is Toyota Land Cruiser’s more luxurious elder sibling. The luxury SUV isn’t sold in India, and has to be imported privately. Clearly, Salman Khan has done the needful. Notably, a Toyota Land Cruiser was the SUV that Salman Khan was driving, which resulted in the star’s conviction in the drunken driving culpable homicide case.
Mercedes Benz GL-Class
The Mercedes Benz GL-Class is the largest SUV that the German luxury car maker purveys in India. Salman Khan is often spotted being driven in one. The GL-Class offers room for seven adults and its opulence is compared to that of the S-Class.
W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class
Salman Khan also owns a W221 Mercedes Benz S-Class, a luxury saloon known for its smooth ride quality. The S-Class is a chosen ride of the moneyed who want a daily drive vehicle that offers luxury and usability in Indian conditions.
Range Rover Vogue
The previous generation Range Rover Vogue is another luxury SUV in the Salman Khan fleet and one that the movie star is regularly seen in. Salman Khan has even had plenty of mechanical issues with this vehicle, and he even took to Twitter to vent out his frustration at the frequent break downs.
The second generation BMW X5 is the sportiest SUV in Salman Khan’s garage. The X5 offers terrific driving pleasure, in SUV terms of course. A five seat vehicle, the BMW X5 currently sold in India is the third generation version.
From drugs to despair, Sanjay Dutt’s seen in all. The son of veteran actor, late Sunil Dutt, who was also a union minister and a well known philanthropist, Sanjay Dutt is now cooling his heels at Yerwada prison in Pune, after being convicted in the arms act, with the backdrop being a cataclysmic terrorist event, in this case the 1991 Bombay Blasts. Sanjay Dutt has faced a lot of turmoil in his life, from drug rehab to fighting for his daughter’s custody. But the cars Sanjay Dutt drives and the motorcycles he owns is a true connoissuers wish list. Every car in the movie star’s fleet features the 4545 registration number.
The Audi R8 supercar is the fastest car that the German marque builds. The R8 is also a very popular supercar, said to be more reliable and fuss free than the other more hallowed makes such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. The one that Sanjay Dutt owns is a hard top model.
Ferrari 599 GTB
The Ferrari 599 GTB is the most expensive supercar in the Bollywood actor’s fleet. The car’s no longer produced though. A 6 liter, V12 petrol engine in naturally aspirated guise powers the Ferrari 599 GTB, and has outputs of 612 Bhp-608 Nm.
The Audi Q7 is a very popular everyday luxury SUV among the Bollywood film fraternity. One such example of the luxury crossover is owned by Sanjay Dutt as well. The actor has even been spotted driving his Q7 to many Bollywood events.
Rolls Royce Ghost
The Rolls Royce Ghost is Sanjay Dutt’s gift to his third wife, Maanyata. A bespoke luxury saloon, the Ghost is the entry level model in the British luxury car maker’s range. Entry level doesn’t mean cheap though. The 6.6 liter V12 twin turbo petrol engined car starts from 2.5 crore rupees.
The Lexus LX 470 is the common thread between two Bollywood badboys, Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan. The Lexus is a luxurious SUV that is also known for bomb proof reliability. A long list of movie stars have owned this SUV at some point of their lives.
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan, the son of the erstwhile Nawab of Pataudi has royalty in his genes. Of course, Pataudi scion is also a big movie star, who owns a fleet of luxurious automobiles. Like Sanjay and Salman, Saif has also had his run ins with the law. The actor was discharged from the Blackbuck hunting case, only to be embroiled again after a fresh trial was ordered. A FEMA case in which the Enforcement Directorate grilled him, a restaurant assault case and many other minor scuffles has meant that Saif Ali Khan is now firmly in Bollywood Bad Boy territory.
Mercedes Benz E-Class
The Mercedes Benz E-Class is the most popular luxury sedan from the German car maker in India. Saif Ali Khan owns a older version of this car, which is also very popular among businessmen. The E-Class is known for its comfortable ride quality and plush back seat.
The Ford Mustang is one of the most recognizable muscle cars in the world and a star symbol of the American car industry, and the American way of life. There are very few Mustangs in India, and Saif Ali Khan happens to own one.
Audi R8 Spyder
The Audi R8 Spyder is the convertible version of the R8 supercar. The R8 Spyder also features a more powerful V10 petrol motor under the hood, making it one of the fastest convertible cars in the country, with a top speed in excess of 300 Kph.
Range Rover Vogue
The previous generation Range Rover Vogue is another luxurious SUV that Saif Ali Khan is often seen in. The actor uses this vehicle as his daily driver, from driving about town for an ice cream to attend movie premieres.
The BMW 7-Series is a sportier alternate to the Mercedes Benz S-Class luxury saloon and the Chote Nawab owns one. He was recently spotted in a 7-Series at Randhir Kapoor’s birthday, driving up to the veteran actor’s home with wife Kareena Kapoor in tow.