If sources are to be believed, Aamir Khan now enjoys the distinction of owning the most expensive car in Bollywood. It seems that the actor’s recent purchase, a Mercedes Benz S600 that he has been travelling in of late, is a ‘special protection’ car.
What’s more, sources say that the actor, who is the third person in the country — after PM Manmohan Singh and industrialist Mukesh Ambani — to own this model, made this expensive purchase in a bid to tackle security threats.
Says a source, “After the first season of Satyamev Jayate, Aamir Khan received a few threats as he had openly talked against female foeticide, medical malpractices and honour killings in the show. He then decided to purchase this expensive bombproof car. There are a lot of people out there who own bulletproof cars, but his bombproof car is a customised model and it is specially made for VVIPs.”
The actor was first spotted in this car when he dropped in at a suburban five-star for a party. It is being said that the car cost him around Rs 10 crore.
The source adds that Aamir had initially informed the police about the threats and even received police protection, but under pressure from his family and close friends, he had to place an order for this car.
“The second season of his show, Satyamev Jayate, is scheduled to hit TV screens from March 2, and its episodes may throw light on issues such as governance, corruption and the Lok Sabha elections this year. So he was advised to take no chances,” says a source close to the star.
Aamir Khan remained unavailable for comment.