While the world over, people are moving away from Sports Utility Vehicles, Fardeen Khan recently acquired a Buckingham Blue Land Rover (2.7 TDS V6 HSE). The actor drove it down to Goa while shooting for All The Best.
Fardeen says, "I drove to and back from Goa in it. There's nothing sturdier than a Land Rover. I have never owned a SUV before. Like all true blue boys, I love cars! I am getting to know my car and it's like a love affair. It was also one of my dad's favourite cars. He had always wanted to own one and I had thought I would go out, pick up one for him and we would go for a drive together but I guess it wasn't meant to be..."
Last year, one of Fardeen's cars, a Mercedes 500, had got into trouble for not having the right paperwork. Fardeen says, "Once bitten twice shy. I had the Land Rover imported directly from the UK this time. All the right paperwork is in place for this one. I didn't realise how the car dealer had got the Merc but the EOW is doing its homework and investigating the matter. Hopefully, they will soon catch the people responsible for it."
Fardeen also owned a bike before but had to dispose of it because he couldn't ride it on the streets of Mumbai. "I love bikes and owned a Kawasaki ZZR 1200 but it makes no sense driving in Mumbai with the traffic pollution. One needs to enjoy the ride and lots of clean air to drive."