While watching the trailer of Te3n, apart from Amitabh Bachchan, Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, there was another thing that repeatedly caught our attention; Amitabh Bachchan’s blue scooter.
Te3n has been shot extensively in Kolkata and the scooter was procured from Sujit Narayan Sur, an automobile vendor from Tollygunge.
In a report to Mid-Day, Mr Sur said, “The scooter has been with me for the last 13 years. I had given it to the film unit when they approached me with the sketch of a scooter they had created for Amitabh Bachchan’s character to drive around on because this one matched their requirements. I was thrilled that Mr Bachchan would ride my scooter which is at least two decades old.”
But, little did he know that his two decade old scooter will become hot property shortly after the release of the trailer of Te3n. According to the report, he is now inundated with offers from the veteran star’s fans and collectors of antique items, ready to pay a big price for it — apparently several lakhs
So, who is he selling the scooter to “I will not be able to give it for hire. I want to keep it in my house with a huge photo of Mr Bachchan. The scooter that the star rides is priceless. So, there is no question of selling it” Sur was quoted saying.
Tough luck fans!
Image Courtesy – Mid-Day and Reliance Entertainment