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.
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:
@anandmahindra Hi Sir. Let us know whom to contact, will share our contact details.@dhanushkraja @vinod_wunderbar
— Wunderbar Films (@WunderbarFilms_) May 29, 2017
Whoever knows the whereabouts of the #Thar used for this shoot please let us know. I’d like to acquire it for our company auto museum pic.twitter.com/EJd6ndfP6r
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 29, 2017
Thank you so much sir !!! The vehicle is being used by superstar for shoot currently. Once completed will ensure it reaches you :) https://t.co/iuxBBlFYP0
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) May 29, 2017
Fanatastic. Or maybe I should say-Wunderbar! Appreciate the response @dhanushkraja Good luck to you and the team. https://t.co/vbx27RYECe
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) May 30, 2017
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.