Amitabh Bachchan is one of the biggest names in the Indian movie Industry. The actor is known for the roles that he has played in over 150 movies. The actor has a good taste for cars and has a large garage filled with luxury cars and SUVs. One of the priced possessions in his garage was a Rolls Royce Phantom which was gifted to him by Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra as a token of appreciation after the actor completed the movie Eklavya. Amtiabh Bachchan had later sold this flagship saloon to Yusuf Shariff from Bengaluru. The car was in the news after Bengaluru RTO had seized the car for tax evasion. The car is now back in the road and here we have video of the same.
The video has been uploaded by Spotter India on their YouTube channel. In this video, the Rolls Royce Phantom luxury saloon that was once owned by Amitabh Bachchan is seen on the roads on Bengaluru. The car was sold by Amitabh Bachchan to Umrah Developers, a firm which is owned by Yusuf Shariff. When the car was stopped for inspection, the driver showed fake documents to the officers and that is why, the car was seized. The insurance of the car had lapsed and the pollution certificate for the car was also missing.
The Rolls Royce along with other premium cars were parked at Yelehanka RTO. The Rolls Royce was later released after the owner made a payment of Rs 5,500. Yusuf Shariff had mentioned that he was planning to keep the car with himself and that is the reason why he did not transfer the ownership to his name and also not renew the insurance. The car was released back in September 2021 but, the videos of the car had only surfaced online after a year. The white colour Rolls Royce Phantom still has the fancy number plate MH 02 BB 2.
In this video, the Rolls Royce is being driven through the narrow and congested roads on Bengaluru. The driver even had to reverse the car at few places to make way for other vehicles. Rolls Royce is a huge car in terms of dimensions and driving it through narrow roads is a risky task. One has to be extremely careful while driving it through such roads. It is not clear whether the Rolls Royce is still with Yusuf Shariff or has he sold the car to any other buyer.
Yusuf Shariff is a prominent scrap dealer from Bengaluru and is known by the name ‘Gujari Babu’ in his business circuits. He started his scrap business in Kolar, Karnataka. He purchased profitable properties and machineries from government in public auctions. He is active in state politics as well. The Rolls Royce still looks in a very neat condition. The car was gifted to Amitabh Bachchan back in 2007 and he used the car for few years before selling it off. When Amitabh Bachchan received the gift, the price of Rolls Royce Phantom was around Rs 3.5 crore and depending up on the customisations, the price would go up. Currently the price of a Rolls Royce Phantom starts at Rs 8.99 crore and goes up to Rs 10.48 crore (ex-showroom). Cost of customisations are separate.