Racers Adrian Sutil and Paul di Resta are much in love with India, Indian women and Indian actresses. And what’s more, the duo, who race for the Indian F1 team — Force India, seem to have turned themselves into perfect representatives of the country. Thus, when we got down to having a chat with them, they talked of their affection for Delhi, Bollywood and well, actor Chitrangda Singh.
Ask them about their favourite Indian actors and Sutil is quick to respond. “I have met SRK (Shah Rukh Khan), it was great. I wish I meet Aishwarya Rai one day, she is a big name in Europe too. But meeting Chitrangda (Singh) during a shoot once was amazing, she is the one Indian film star I love the most,” says Sutil. Agreeing with his teammate on Chitrangda, 27-year-old Scot adds: “She is beautiful. She personifies Indian beauty.” He goes on to say, “Bollywood seems to be a happening place. The movies are so colourful.”
Cricket and movies are often spoken of as India’s two favourite passions, but for both, it is no surprise where their preference lies. “I am from Germany, I do not know cricket. But, I have a lot of respect for how big the Indian film industry is,” says 30-year-old Sutil.
Now that the two are in Delhi for the upcoming Indian Grand Prix, they have their plans sorted out. “I want to see the colours of the city, want to explore it more. I would take a trip to the old monuments here and also see if I can find any countryside,” says Sutil. Di Resta, relatively quieter of the two, almost jumps off his seat, adding, “I would be going to the India Gate!”