It was spicy Indian khaana that came to Ashton Kutcher’s rescue when he was juggling busy shooting schedules for Steve Job’s biopic in India last week.
The Hollywood star, who shot in 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 lake Pichola.
Kutcher put up 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," says Sadri, adding that Kutcher also has a taste for gulab jamun and chilled rice kheer. The actor told him he prefers Indian food in less butter and oil.
Hotel sources add that he also received a traditional Rajasthani foot ritual that involves scrub and massage. "I’m the happiest man in Udaipur," Kutcher declared.