Mumbai, Dec 8: German car maker Audi, acknowledging the box office success of Bollywood flick ‘Bodyguard', has presented an Audi Q7 SUV to actor Salman Khan here.
“I am happy and I thank and appreciate them (Audi) for giving me this car. It is a beautiful car. We have used this car in the film and now they have given it to me in real life also....wish in every film we get a car so we don't have to spend money on cars,” Salman told reporters here after he was handed over the sleek white SUV by Audi (India) Head Michael Perschke at a function held at hotel Taj Land End.
The car was extensively used by Salman and Kareena Kapoor in the movie that emerged as one of the highest grossers of Bollywood this year.
Referring to some of the accidents involving his cars in the past, the actor quipped, “Mere gaadi ke experience woh wale bahut rahe hai”.
In a tongue-in-cheek remark, the Dabangg actor even said co-actress and his ex-flame Katrina Kaif too has the similar model of Audi.
One person was killed and four others sleeping on a pavement in suburban Bandra were injured when Salman's Toyota Land Cruiser allegedly rammed into a bakery on the night of September 28, 2002.
In another incident, Salman's car met with a minor accident around Deolali railway station, about 10 kms from Nashik, where he was shooting.