Autorickshaw driver Ram Lal, who zips mostly around Bandra, is a diehard Salman Khan fan. Every time his favourite star’s film releases, he spruces up his auto with the film’s posters or its memorabilia. He has also driven his auto in one of the scenes in both Dabangg and its sequel. His biggest moment was when he met his idol on the sets during the shoot.
For Sallu’s new film, he was given the task of delivering invites to the film’s screening to the celeb guests. “It was the production unit’s idea as my auto is now a Dabangg auto!” he says. Ram Lal, who hails from Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh, adds, “I have been Bhai’s fan since his Maine Pyaar Kiya days. I have not missed a single film of his till date. For the Dabangg shoot I even put a UP number plate for the auto!”
When he hangs around Salman’s Bandra home, his auto is immediately recognised due to the star’s paraphernalia in it. And every passenger who steps into his auto strikes a conversation about his star idol.