Anand Mahindra, the bossman of Mahindra and Mahindra, had expressed his will to procure the Mahindra Thar used in the movie “Kaala Karikaalan” one year back. Anand Mahindra is collecting things that are related to Mahindra for Mahindra’s museum and the Mahindra Thar has become the latest addition to his collection. After requesting the producer of the movie, Dhanush, one year back on Twitter, Anand Mahindra announced today that he has finally got his hands on the Thar used in the movie.
Remember I wanted the Thar used for the poster shot of #Kaala for our museum?Well @dhanushkraja obliged & it’s safe at #MahindraResearchValley in Chennai.I asked our folks to strike a Thalaivar pose & look what fun they had!(Bala,the guy in the lungi is now known as ‘KaalaBala’) pic.twitter.com/r3HzFv7DEJ
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) June 7, 2018
The announcement was made on Twitter where Anand Mahindra said that the Thar is now placed at the Mahindra Research Valley, Chennai. He has also put up a slideshow of pictures in the same post with different Mahindra employees posing proudly with the latest procurement. The movie posters of the film show the superstar Rajnikant sitting on the bonnet of the Thar. The movie also stars established actors like Nana Patekar and Huma Qureshi. The exact role of the Thar in the movie is not known, but from the posters, it seems that the vehicle is personally used by Rajnikanth on the silver screen.
Anand Mahindra initially posted a picture of the full-page advertisement of the movie and asked Dhanush, who is the producer of the movie, to give the car for his museum collection. Dhanush replied to the tweet saying that he will make the arrangements after the shoot is over. Now that the movie has been released, Anand Mahindra has finally got his hands on the popular SUV.
The Mahindra Thar seen in the poster of the movie remains in stock form. It is a much-in-demand SUV among the enthusiasts. The Thar’s design is inspired by the iconic Jeep brand and it is very popular among the off-roaders because of the modification options in the market. Almost all the Mahindra Thars on the road are modified with something or the other. It gets powered by three engine options and the price starts at Rs. 6.27 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The top-end variant costs Rs. 9 lakhs.
Anand Mahindra took the help of social network sometime back to procure another artefact for his museum. He requested a three-wheeler auto-rickshaw who had replaced the rear-end of the rickshaw with a Scorpio’s rear to give him the vehicle. Mahindra’s team then tracked down the rickshaw owner and replaced his rickshaw-Scorpio hybrid with a Mahindra Maxximo LCV.