Ya I am quite a foodie, but I prefer to have Ghar Ka Khana and avoid having much of outside food.
What is your favorite ghar ka khana?
Everything that my mother prepares! I am not that choosy when it comes to home food.
What are your favorite dishes?
I love to have Dahi Khadi, Ghee rice and I like Pooran poli a lot.
Do you have both vegetarian food as well as non-veg?
I used to have non-veg, but after I have gotten into the hectic shooting schedule, I have become a strict vegetarian. We pack up late at night usually, and I feel vegetarian food is easier to digest when compared to non-veg.
What is the dish you can have at any given time in a day?
Well, there is a sweet dish called Kharvaz, made out of milk. This is a typical Maharashtrian sweet dish and I like that a lot.
Do you cook and what are the dishes you prepare well?
I love cooking. I like to cook Aloo paratha and all other parathas. I prepare yellow as well as khali dhal well. I make good Pulav and of course, make good curd rice too(smiles).
What is your diet pattern on a normal working day?
See, I shoot for nearly 12-13 hours a day. So as I said before, I avoid eating heavy, oily and spicy food. If I have a shift at 9 in the morning, I wake up at 8, and my mom gives me a glass of milk with honey and lemon. I follow that up with another 2-3 glasses of water. I don’t take breakfast at all. Though it is believed that we need to start our day with a heavy breakfast, our food schedule depends on our system, and we should be knowing what to eat and when. Before going for my shoot, I have a glass of Complan or Horlicks without sugar. Then at 2 in the afternoon, I have my proper lunch which consists of roti, rice, sabzi and dahi. I see to it that I drink water only after half an hour of consuming food. At 5 or 6 in the evening, I have lot of fruits. For dinner, I avoid rice and take rotis with sabzi and salad. I prefer to eat light at nights.
So are you a calorie-conscious person?
Not at all, it is just that I know what my body can take, especially when I have my hectic shooting schedules. When I have a day off, I enjoy to my heart’s content with friends. I love to go to McDonalds and I love to have chaat too. I am not figure conscious at all, but it is just that I have a basic knowledge on what is good and bad when it comes to food.
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh