As irony would have it, the delicious-sounding upcoming flick, Luv Shuv Te Chicken Khurana, is releasing on Karva Chauth, the day when the queens of the kitchen would be fasting till late evening.
The film’s producer Anurag Kashyap says he had no idea his food movie was releasing on the same day as the festival, which has wives fasting for the well-being of their husbands.
“Really? November 2 is Karva Chauth? I wasn’t aware of it when I decided to release my film on this day. But I would like to suggest one thing to all the ladies who will be fasting — go on a dinner date with your husbands after watching my movie, which is the first Hindi food movie,” he says.
Tell him that November 2 also happens to be actor Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday, and he jokes, “Oh … so all the women in the country are going to fast for Shah Rukh Khan! Mere birthday ke din kabhi aayega Karva Chauth?”
Anurag says he is a great cook himself, and that’s how he wooed wife and actor Kalki Koechlin. “I am a very good cook. How else do you think I wooed Kalki! I made some amazing recipes from Nizam’s kitchen and Mughlai food. I fooled her as she thought I’m going to do this for the rest of my life … back then I did not have work and used to cook often. But now my cooking is restricted only to special occasions … may be I will cook on Karva Chauth!” he laughs