PIX: Bollywood's love affair with bikes
Hindi films don't have a love affair with cars alone. Bikes, these days, have a big part in action movies too.
Watch Dhoom 3 to see what we mean.
We look at the top 10 super bike rides in the movies.
Aamir Khan, Dhoom 3
Aamir managed to woo biker chick Rani Mukerji in his own way in Ghulam a decade and a half ago. With Dhoom 3, he moves on to some serious action. His bike slide under a big truck is designed as comic book stuff.
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Image: Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3
Saif Ali Khan, Bullett Raja
Bikes have become so popular in the movies, it even inspires titles!
Saif Ali Khan played the popular 'Raja Bhaiyyaa' while his 'Bullett' bike added character to the action drama.
Image: Saif Ali Khan in Bullett Raja
Shah Rukh Khan, Chennai Express
Blasting cars comes with the job in Rohit Shetty movies but in Chennai Express, Shah Rukh Khan decided to perform some cool stunts on bikes as well.
He practiced hard before getting it right for an all-important elopement sequence with Deepika Padukone.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express
Salman Khan, Ek Tha Tiger
Salman Khan managed to pull off the bike stunt of the decade!
He rode his bike into right on to a plane that was...wait for it... mid-air!
And there's more.
He was injured with a bullet in his back!
But then, that's Salman Khan after all.
Image: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger
Hrithik Roshan, Dhoom 2
Hrithik Roshan was more serious with his escape plans though.
He rode his bike right into a tunnel, with Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra in hot pursuit.
Speed limits were overlooked, cars crashed and helicopters exploded, even as Hrithik rode away to glory to the soundtrack of Dhoom 2 and Aishwarya Rai riding pillion.
Image: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Dhoom 2
John Abraham, Dhoom
But it was John Abraham who started it all.
A bike aficionado, Dhoom was a role simply waiting for him!
Would Dhoom have been so big if John hadn't set the tone in the first part, and perfected his character?
Image: John Abraham in Dhoom
Zayed Khan, Blue
This Anthony D'Souza directed film boasted of some of the coolest stunts in Bollywood.
Zayed Khan joined the party, and though there was a body double at hand, the actor managed to look good in the film's action scenes.
Image: Zayed Khan in Blue
Ajay Devgn, Phool Aur Kaante
Ajay Devgn pulled off a terrific bike stunt right in the introduction scene in his first film, Phool Aur Kaante.
Riding astride on two bikes, he let his croonies do the riding.
And for some additional fun, he performed some stretching exercises as well!
Image: Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante
Katrina Kaif, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
It's always good to see Katrina Kaif riding a bike on screen. Actually, it's good to see Katrina do anything on screen.
The actress played it cool as she rode on the roads of Spain in Zingadi Na Milegi Dobara.
Image: Katrina Kaif in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara