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Lessons from Bollywood: How to cycle!

By Sukanya Verma
November 23, 2016 17:11 IST
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When Bollywood stars opted for bicycles.

Feroz Khan busted a brand new Mercedes in Qurbani and Rohit Shetty cannot resist tossing jeeps and trucks in mid-air but Bollywood’s love for the humble bicycle runs deep.

From Dev Anand and Nutan pedaling to the beats of Paying Guest’s Mana Janab Ne Pukara to the breezy imagery of Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt racing against picturesque Goa in Dear Zindagi, the good ol’ two-wheeler refuses to go out of style.

Here’s how Bollywood films have made its most fun and fascinating use in the past.



Averse to the company of squashing, sweaty men? Skip the local and ride to work. Pray, not as far as Salman Khan.


Bajrangi Bhaijaan

Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure isn’t aware of Salman’s proficiency at killing two birds in one stone.


Maine Pyar Kiya

And there’s serial cyclist Salman Khan attempting to what appears to be like a tribute to Steven Spielberg’s ET?


Patthar Ke Phool

You know you’re on a tandem bike when fooling around takes precedence over flirting with ravishing Raveena.



The things Bollywood heroes do to please their ladyloves.


Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

Aamir Khan and Deepak Tijori demonstrate the spirit of sportsmanship like only Bollywood can in the ultimate cycle movie.



Hero on the bicycle outraces cop on the scooter, technology defying stuff, this.


Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai

Cycle bound Hrithik Roshan volunteers to play stylist to Amisha Patel whilst waiting on a traffic signal.



Some things never lose their charm -- bicycle or Bachchan.



Smoldering Lisa Ray invites Kangana Ranaut to hop on and learn a thing or two about empowerment.


Salaam Namaste

Make way for the blundering, nah, bubbliest, rookie.



'Chandi ki cycle, sone ki seat.' When Govinda and Juhi Chawla went cycling on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s budget.


Jab We Met

Thank the lord for Kareena and Shahid to keep things more ‘aam aadmi.’


Student of the Year

When muscles and metal collide. Meanwhile, how fancy is Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra’s cycling gear?



Even mountain biking looks like a fashion spread when Manish Malhotra is your best friend.


Dhoom 3

Cyclists may attract a stalker or two. Spot that sly Aamir Khan sneaking behind a completely oblivious Katrina?



Reverse scenario applies too.


King Uncle

When sari and safari face off, SRK and Nagma’s cycle serenade in Kenya is wilder than it looks.


Hum Tum

This is how go Dutch in Amsterdam aka bicycling capital of the world.


Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se

Who needs a chaperone when you can pedal away like a boss even in seven yards of fabric?



How fashionable is Saira Bano leading her girl gang on two wheels? Sonam Kapoor would instantly approve.


Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

Not that we are not diggin’ chirpy Chawla’s picnic style any less!


Tere Mere Sapne

Dev Anand and Mumtaz cuddle up close to illustrate the romance of going double seat on this longstanding invention.

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Sukanya Verma in Mumbai