Abhishek Bachchan at the 24 hour Le Mans race

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Abhishek Bachchan
 
MUMBAI: Abhishek has a secret passion. Besides wife Aishwarya and daughter Aaradhya, that is. Abhishek loves fast cars, specially those that burn up the race tracks. Unlike his contemporaries from the film fraternity who rush to the Grand Prix races every year Abhishek has chosen to attend a far more eltist race event.
 
He left on Tuesday night for the 24 Hours Of Le Mans  car racing event to be held on  16 June in the scenic town of Le Mans in France. Apparently Abhishek had been planning to attend this 80-year old annual racing event for some years now.
 
“But he never got around to it until now. Every year something or the other would come up putting a roadblock in the way of his secret fantasy. This year Abhishek was determined to make it, come what may. He virtually stayed awake nights to complete the dubbing of  Bol Bachchan so that he would get time off  for  a few days before he returns for the promotion of  the film,” says a friend of Abhishek’s.
 
Interestingly, Le Mans is the only car racing event in the world where the cars on the tracks uninterrupted for 24 hours. “Abhishek will be glued non-stop to the tracks for 24 hours. He’s as excited as a schoolboy about realizing one of his secret dreams.”
Abhishek left on Tuesday night. He returns at the end of the week.