director is now a proud owner of a black Rolls-Royce Ghost
luxury car. Shankar has spent about Rs.3.45 crores on the Ghost
including a special number plate. Shankar's new Rolls-Royce was
registered at Chennai's KK Nagar RTO.
The shiny black Rolls-Royce Ghost attracted a huge crowd at the
RTO office. Many people were not aware who was the owner of the
Rolls as Shankar was not present during the registration. Not
only kids and young men but senior officials and visitors tried
to get close and touch the RR Ghost.
The RR Ghost costs Rs.1.25 crores while its
registration and import duty takes its price to Rs.3.45 crores.
The increased customs duty on cars has meant Shankar had to pay
Rs.1.75 crores as duty. The registration fee was Rs.45 lakhs.
Shankar has also spent some extra bucks to get a special number
plate – TN09 BQ 0008.
Shankar joins an elite list of film personalities who own a
Rolls-Royce. Some of the notable names are Amitabh bhachchcan,
Aamir Khan, Director Vidu Vinod Chopra and Sanjay Dutt. The
British carmaker is very choosy about who owns a Rolls-Royce. It
was recently in the news for refusing to sell one of its cars to
Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat .
Rolls-Royce which was previously associated with Indian Royalty
is now looking at celebrities to boost its brand image in the
country. However, its choice of buyers remains tight. It
currently sells Three variants of the Phantom and two variants
of the Ghostsedan in India.