It was a laid back and unhurried afternoon as actor and biking enthusiast John Abraham took time out from his hectic schedule to meet and interact with the five winners of Fly With Castrol Power 1, a contest held on Facebook by Castrol Power 1. Incidentally, the actor is the Brand Ambassador for the brand. The contestants had to share their biker stories and create a biker chain on the Facebook Fan Page and the winners of this contest are now being being flown to Portugal to watch the World Super Bike Race on the 16th of October. The winners of the online contest are Amit Jambotkar from Mumbai, Avi Shah from Ahmedabad, Rushad Kanga from Mumbai and Zubin Patel from Mumbai.
In fact, John met them all at Filmistan in Mumbai where he was shooting for one of his upcoming films. The star took time off between his shots to chat with the four winners. The original plan was that John would accompany them to Portugal for the races. But due to a shoulder injury, he had to cancel the trip at the last moment. It was because of this reason that John spent extra, unhurried time with them.
He patiently posed for multiple pictures with the winners (some had even brought their biker friends along) and they all sat around in an informal atmosphere and chatted about their biking experiences. Covering a vast range of topics which ranged from injuries to long-distance trips and even riding on portions of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the four winners and John seemed in their elements as they talked “biker” shop. If a by-stander walked into the room, he could be forgiven for thinking that the star was hanging out with a close-knit group of friends he’s known for years – such was the bonding that took place.
Later, John even posed with their motorbikes and also invited them to his place at a later date, to see his helmets which are personally autographed by the likes of Valentino Rossi etc. “Of course, I don’t wear the autographed ones,” he said, sounding like a star-stuck teenager.
If you must know, the winners were picked on the quality of their story online and the number of votes they received. Rushad Kanga got 413 votes, Amit Jambotkar of the Mocha Bikers Association got 13 votes, Avi Shah got 971 votes and Zubin Patel got 78 votes for his online inspirational story.
You can read the bikers stories here.
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