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When stars head out...

HT City gets you hangout zones of celebs when they visit the Capital.

entertainment Updated: Feb 08, 2010 00:57 IST
Neha Sharma

Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone shot

Love Aaj Kal

in Old Delhi, did ‘

chor bazaari’

on various flyovers, ate

gol gappas

in Bengali Market and after the day-long shooting schedules, the team would party at night clubs. When Bollywood stars come to Delhi for film shoots, that is not all they do. Many make sure they, too, sample a slice or two of Delhi’s culture curry, life.

Director Imtiaz Ali, for one, loves to party all night in the Capital. “We would party all night and hit the sack the next morning,” he says remembering his shooting days. When actor Aamir Khan flew into Delhi to shoot for

3 Idiots

last year, he drove straight to the Friends Club in New Friends Colony to play badminton. Sources at the club say the actor, dressed in white shorts and a T-shirt, plays a few games with other members whenever he’s in Delhi. In fact, his co-stars R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi hung out at CP, and even had tea at local



While actress Divya Dutta makes sure “I go all over the city and have


”, actor Abhay Deol, who has shot Oye Lucky Lucky Oye and Aisha in the Capital, loves heading to old Delhi to gorge on



Stars may flaunt the best designerwear, they don’t miss any opportunity of going on a shopping spree in Delhi markets. Actors Lara Dutta, Sushmita Sen, Kangna Ranaut and even filmmaker Farah Khan, who visits Sarojini Nagar to buy toys for her triplets, love shopping in Delhi. Actor Shahana Goswami says, “I always go to Khan Market. It’s got restaurants, bookshops and jewellery.”

While shooting in Delhi, the cast and crew of Aisha spent post-shooting hours by partying at farmhouses. Though the girls (director Rajshri and actor Sonam Kapoor) wanted to visit the Sarojini Nagar flea market, paucity of time and security constraints didn’t allow them.

Stars also love Delhi for the warmth people shower on them. Many actually confess to finding peace here, away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai. Actor Minissha Lamba says, “I hang out at Hauz Khas village, it has a quaint charm.” Café Turtle is actor Amrita Rao’s pick. “It’s quiet and beautiful. Early morning, I also go for a jog near India Gate,” she says. Actor Neetu Chandra likes to go for a drive here, “specially on NH-8”.