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HindustanTimes Fri,01 Aug 2014

What’s cooking, Akshay?

Anirban Das, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, September 20, 2013
First Published: 13:30 IST(20/9/2013) | Last Updated: 18:00 IST(20/9/2013)

Akshay Kumar is not only a sought-after actor in Bollywood, but he is also popular for his cooking skills. The actor, who has hosted a cooking show on television and worked as a chef in Bangkok in the past, took some time out for his hobby while he was in Delhi recently.

Akshay was shooting for his upcoming film, Boss, near Kali Mandir in Delhi. The place is usually filled with devotees visiting the temple. “One of the chase sequences for the movie was shot outside the temple. Considering the large number of devotees that come there every day, it was impossible for Akshay to take a break in his vanity van. Also, there was no space for private cars to be parked in the area. So he sought space at one of the stalls within the temple complex,” says a source close to the film’s team.

It was while resting at the stall that Akshay decided to prepare a meal. “When he was sitting there, he saw two young boys at the stall beginning to make lunch. He asked them what they were making and when they said dal khichdi, Akshay offered to make it himself. In 40 minutes, he whipped up a delicious dish,” says the source.

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