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When he was in school, he wanted a cycle. When he was in college, he wanted a bike. While Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi was okay with it, his mother Neetu was not. As a protective mom, she was naturally concerned about the hazards of her son riding in the crazy Mumbai traffic.
Explaining Neetu’s objection, a source very close to the family said, “Neetu always felt that it is too risky for her son to drive a two-wheeler on the congested roads of Mumbai. Mumbai roads are always dug up, which makes it an even more risky affair.”Ranbir Kapoor
Neetu apparently tried reasoning with Ranbir saying that since he has a car, why does he need a bike? But Ranbir refused to give in. Whenever he got an opportunity, he used to coax Neetu to let him buy a bike or cycle.
Using every trick in the book to convince Neetu, late last year, he finally bought a cycle. Apparently, Neetu relented. “Ranbir would never disobey Neetu or Rishi,” said the source.
“Ranbir has bought a hi-tech cycle of foreign make. He has ridden it, but only for a few days before he left for the US to shoot for Anjaana Anjaani,” revealed the source.
And what happened to his Segway obsession, we asked? “That’s very much there. But the cycle is something that he wanted for a very, very long time. Since he More >
John Abraham might be an avid biker but careless he isn’t. And it’s exactly this message that he wants the youth to follow by making them aware of road safety while riding a two-wheeler. He is now joining hands with Italian racing icon Valentino Rossi to endorse road safety.
There was much more to John Abraham’s historic meeting with the motorcycle racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion Valentino than meets the eye. Last month the two not only met as bike enthusiasts in Delhi at an event organised by a motorbike company but also discussed how youngsters are getting influenced by iconic bike-riders to drive rashly.John Abraham and Valentino Rossi
Their concern for safety of youngsters resulted in John and the biking legend coming together to endorse road safety through an awareness campaign.
John is also most excited about the autograph he got from Valentino Rossi when they met in Delhi last month. John said, “We discussed motorcycles and racing like two intelligent bike experts. At the end of our chat Rossi signed in my bike book. He wrote, ‘To the professor of bikes’. Coming from the God of motorcycle racing that was a very proud moment for me.”
“It’s very important to let youngsters know that while it’s cool to ride motorbikes, it’s not cool to ride without helmets. I feel we high-profile bike riders More >