Amitabh Bachchan who owned one of the very first Vanity Van’s of the industry still prefers to use one that is simple and has the necessities, wrote the megastar in his blog on Friday.
The actor stated, he now rents a simple Vanity van, “I am happy with its presence. Nothing elaborate, just enough needed for a shooting day,”
He also mentioned he has been invited to this well equipped owned by big stars. “I have seen and been invited to a few. Shah Rukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, John Abraham, Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone — they all have most tastefully done up their interiors and equipped the interiors with almost all home facilities,”
The cine-icon said that SRK’s vanity van consists of a drawing room fitted with a large TV console and added that he has been invited on occasion to watch football.
He also remembered that the first vanity van that came to the industry was that of filmmaker Manmohan Desai.
“He had two made. One for himself and one for me. It was a gift, but one that I cherish till date. A bed, toilet, chairs, drawing room … like to relax on and music and TV systems in place, but difficult to operate,” he wrote.
“I do not have that vanity now,” he added.
Amitabh misses the concept of individual make-up rooms of earlier times that has almost disappeared since personal vanity vans have taken over.
The veteran actor will appear in ‘102 Not Out’ with Rishi Kapoor.
Amitabh Bachchan features as a 102-year-old father and Rishi Kapoor plays his 75-year-old son. 102 Not Out, directed by Umesh Shukla, is based on a Gujarati play of the same name, written by Saumya Joshi.