It was spicy Indian khaana that came to actor Ashton Kutcher’s rescue when he was juggling busy shooting schedules for Steve Job’s biopic in the country, last week.
The No Strings Attached star, who shot in New Delhi and Vrindavan, headed to Udaipur for two days, where he took an auto ride through the city’s narrow bylanes, explored the Udaipur City Palace and relaxed over desi dinner by the lake Pichola.
Kutcher was staying at The Leela Palace Udaipur’s Royal suite. The hotel’s executive chef, Kayzad Sadri, says he was charmed by Kutcher’s politeness and openness to trying new dishes.
“He really enjoys spicy food. I asked him if I should tone down the spices and he said, ‘Nothing that I have eaten in India so far has been too much for me to handle’. Since he likes fish, he thoroughly enjoyed salmon in coconut curry and a homemade garlic pickle that we made for him,” reveals Sadri, adding that Kutcher also enjoyed sweet delicacies — gulab jamun and chilled rice kheer. The actor told the chef that he prefers Indian food in less butter and oil.
Hotel sources add that he also received a traditional Rajasthani foot ritual that involves a scrub and massage. “I’m the happiest man in Udaipur,” the actor declared.On the 'jobs' Jobs, an upcoming biographical film, is based on the career of late American businessman, designer, inventor and founder of Apple, Steve Jobs. It will be directed by Joshua Michael Stern and written by Matt Whiteley. The title role will be played by Ashton Kutcher, with Josh Gad playing the role of Apple Computers co-founder Steve Wozniak.