The humble autorickshaw is getting a cool image, thanks to Bollywood. Abhishek Bachchan made his entry in Dhoom 3 in an autorickshaw. An A-list actor in the driver's seat of a 'rick' in a film which is about cars and bikes, should tell you that the three-wheeler is now cool. In Singham Returns, Kareena Kapoor will be seen driving a Auto (as it is popularly called).
Although Naseeruddin Shah was cast as a rickshawala in Ketan Mehta's Hero Hiralal more than 25 years ago, it is only now that it is becoming a integral part of our storytelling. Off-screen we have seen Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra, opting to ride in one to cut across traffic and escape enthusiastic fans.
Says a source from Singham Returns, "Kareena was spotted driving a rickshaw while on the sets of Singham Returns in Goa. The scene required her to arrive in one but in between shots, she was trying to drive it. They may use it in the film later." Bebo says, "It was fun driving the auto rickshaw. I have never done this kind of thing before. I had a blast doing it!"
Ajay Devgn riding in an auto for Action Jackson
Salman Khan performed some heavy-duty stunts inside Bangkok's famous tuk tuk in Ready
Amitabh Bachchan used the backdrop of an auto rickshaw for photographer Dabboo Ratnani's calendar shoot
Saif Ali Khan drove a rickshaw in Bullet Raja
Aamir Khan was driven across Varanasi in an auto in 2009 during a promotional gig of 3 Idiots
Akshay Kumar did promotional gig of an auto race while promoting Rowdy Rathore
Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif sang a song in a rickshaw in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
For the music launch of Shanghai, Emraan Hashmi had made an entry in an auto rickshaw
For Raaz 3 promotion Bipasha Basu warded off negative energy by distributing nimboo-mirchi to auto rickshaw drivers in Mumbai