‘Saif Ali Khan gets a new ride from the owner of the brand. And all because he likes the actor’s style!’
Former Ducati co-owner and currently CEO of the MV Agusta group Giovanni Castiglioni has gifted Saif Ali Khan an MV Agusta Brutale (2011 edition) gratis. Why? Apparently, he likes the actor’s personal style.
Of course, that’s not just it. The two are in talks regarding a business venture involving the brand and the possibility of them being marketed in India soon.
Recounts Saif, “During my recent trip to Staadt (Switzerland), this debonair guy walked up to me one night while at the bar, introduced himself as the owner of the MV brand and said he’d like to gift me his motorcycle.
His brand is the equivalent of a Ferrari.”
Lost for words –
Adds the Chote Nawab, “However, I am not passionate about bikes, so was a bit lost for words. He then said he had researched about me on the Internet after liking my style and so had decided he wanted to gift me a bike.
He added that I could use it in Agent Vinod or just keep it in my living room but he was giving it and I had to take it! It’s the same model Christian Bale used in The Dark Knight.”
Apparently, Casteglioni had been observing Saif for a few days. The actor had no choice but to accept the gift. “It’s a sexy bike and he was so insistent!”
But he wonders how he’s going to use it in Mumbai where it’s “tough to ride bikes at high speed.” He admits he’s “not much of a bike guy though I love riding in open spaces”.
Will the bike be seen in Agent Vinod? “I can’t use it in the film as I have ridden a Harley Davidson already in it so I will keep Giovanni’s gift at home.”