While many B-Town stars have been proud owners of deluxe vanity vans for years, Shahrukh Khan has made do with rented vans and make-up rooms. But last week the actor acquired a hi-end hugely spacious vanity van designed by ace car designer Dilip Chabria.
Says a source who has seen the van, "It's based on the longest Volvo Chassis in the world and has multiple axles. Shahrukh is the first actor in B-Town to own a vehicle with two sets of axles in the rear." The Van is steel grey in colour and SRK took active interest in the design. The interior colours are in chrome, steel, white, and black stark - simple stark colours.
SRK's van is like a palace on wheels. According to a source, "Its more like space ship. It's not just technologically well equipped with computers etc but is aesthetically futuristic in design. Shahrukh knew exactly what he wanted right down to where a plug point is. The actor had several meetings with Dilip and his son before finalizing on the design."
The source further adds, "Apart from the usual drawing room and resting rooms, this van has a room which no star in B-Town has a workout room complete with all kind of latest gym equipments. The van has many unique tricks like when it's stationary it becomes wider to increase floor space and some of the rooms expand.
The van took three months to design. Shahrukh says, "It's just a van. That's all." Though Dilip Chabria is reluctant to give details about the van he says, "I am highly impressed and surprised at Shahrukh's level of knowledge and involvement at the design stage. Designing the van was our most difficult, ambitious and fastest project that we have ever done in the last 16 years."