Remember the scene from Bollywood flick Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara where Katrina Kaif rides a Royal Enfield Classic 500 in the picturesque backdrop of Spain to confess her love to Hrithik Roshan. Well, one lucky bloke got to experience the same in real life, well, somewhat. Laukik Vyas, a Canada-based professional saw his to-be wife Aesha Upadhyay Vyas, enter the wedding on her prized possession, a white Royal Enfield Bullet 350.
Aesha, a professor of computer languages by profession and biker by heart, was introduced to the world of motorcycles at the young age of nine when she rode her father’s 100cc commuter for the first time and then there was no looking back.
Speaking to Ahmedabad Mirror about her passion for motorcycling and her road trips, Aesha said, “I would watch dad ride his bike and that piqued my interest. In class 9, I rode my father’s 100cc commuter bike. It was a thrilling experience for me. Later, I started riding my grandfather and uncle’s Bullet. That is when I fell in love with riding a bike all over again. I would borrow my uncle’s Bullet and have undertaken some interesting journeys. I once went to Goa and back on my Bullet, accompanied by a group of fellow Bullet lovers. I also went to the Om Banna Temple, otherwise known as the Bullet Baba Temple.”
Surprisingly, her husband does not know how to ride a motorcycle and happily prefers to occupy the pillion seat. Laukik told the newspaper, “When it comes to the bike, I am the pillion rider. I am only too happy to let Aesha take charge. I think coming to the wedding venue on a Bullet is a unique and exciting idea. Knowing her love for Bullets and riding, I fully support the idea.”
With inputs from Ahmedabad Mirror