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Jitesh Pillaai takes you into star kitchens and gives you a helping of filmy taste
Jitesh Pillaai (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 01, 2011)
I have been stuffed like a turkey at some star homes. And in some others I have waited for hours with just a glass of water for company.
But mostly, our stars have large hearts when it comes to food. Here’s a look at what’s on their menu on a good day. And why it so seems like them.
Size zero and foodie, Kareena Kapoor is a paradox. She must have been Chinese in her last birth. That’s how much she loves the cuisine.
From the early days at the now defunct Holiday Inn’s Sampan to Lands End’s Golden Dragon, catching up over the most heavenly stuffed wonton, noodles and Shanghai chicken.
In between her pet had turned PETA - she had become shakhahaari. But whenever you plan to meet Bebo, the first thing she asks is “What should I order to eat?” She is a true lover of the good life and good food.
Recently, I gorged on the fish curry at her place. It was too good to be true. We’ve shared too many heartbreaks and happy foodie moments together. Swimming in the masala and enjoying it.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan can stuff you till you burst. She’s fed me amazing homemade chicken.
In the past, her mum Vrinda, on whose list of favourite words, ‘journalist’ does not appear, always ensured I ate well.
Everything, from paneer to exotic chocolates. I have never left their home hungry. Ash personally sees to More >
Saif flaunts his new abs for BT
Prithwish Ganguly | TNN (BOMBAY TIMES; December 30, 2010)
Chhote Nawab Saif Ali Khan has come a long way since his health scare in December 2008 due to smoking that made fans as well as the industry very concerned. He has not only controlled the habit but has also checked his diet. Boiled food, virtually bland meals with little or no masala is what he consumes ever since, while cheese, butter and other high cholesterol and fattening foods have been taken off his menu. A big foodie, Saif admits that sometimes he felt like cheating on his diet. The other side, of course, is that he’s looking fabulous; the blue blooded actor now flaunts a leaner and a superbly toned body.
He took his shirt off and showed us his abs. “It has been tough to sacrifice eating the food I once loved… but it has also been a process that’s worth it,” he says. “I can no longer eat butter chicken and naan and other high calorie dishes. I’m on a controlled diet not because I wanted to develop my abs for a movie but because I want to maintain myself and stay fit. The process of become fitter definitely started from my health scare. I needed to change things around to stay better. I started doing yoga and took exercising very seriously.”
The actor now gyms for at least a couple of hours every single day. “I feel refreshed when I work out. It’s a new dimension for me and I’m loving it. I do functional training, cardio, weight More >
Ranbir Kapoor’s four-year stint in a film school in the US broadened his outlook towards cinema and life
Namrata Bhawnani (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 17, 2010)
It may seem like Ranbir Kapoor has a charmed life, but the young star wasn’t always so self-assured and comfortable in his own skin. He led a sheltered life till he went to a film school in the US at the age of 17, where he had to fend for himself. No mummy, no maids, no support system.
His first taste of independence, though heady, turned out to be a great wake-up call.
With a tinge of nostalgia, Ranbir talks about the carefree days that shaped his understanding of cinema, “Going to a film school in the States was the turning point of my life. I’d led a protected and very comfortable life, even though my parents never spoilt me.
Suddenly, I had a budget I had to worry about, do my own laundry and dishes… Of course, I had my share of fun, but it made me realise the value of money.” Tightening your belt for four years does help build character. He adds, “It makes you appreciate all that life has given you.”
Also since the Kapoor khandaan is famous for its lavish hospitality, the switch from a rich diet loaded with biryani and butter chicken to McDonald’s factory productions must’ve been a shocker for his system. Living abroad also helped him understand his preferences when it came to women. He says, “The experience made me broadminded and accepting. Having said that, I love Indian women and More >