Revathi for Himalayan car rally

Actress-director Revathi could be the most glamorous participant of the Maruti-Suzuki Raid-de-Himalaya car rally to be flagged off from Shimla Oct 7.

RevathyThe "Shabana Azmi of the south" will be part of a four-member team from Chennai, competing in the Reliability Class (covering 1,900 km), Himalayan Motorsport Association president Vijay Parmar said.

He did not say whether the actress would go the whole gruelling way that includes a stretch under sub-zero temperature.

At the flag-off, more eyes and cameras may focus on her team than on the other 24 competing in this class.

Revathi follows Ajith, whose craze was Formula racing. Ajith had reached the highest point of his brief racing career May 16 in the British Formula 3 event when he achieved the podium finish and the third place among 23 drivers in the eighth race held at Knockhill, Scotland.

However, fear of losing the race in the filmdom seemed to have promoted him to pull out from Formula racing in July.