Jacqueline Fernandez, Aladin’s Jasmine, can be wooed with hot chocolate, pizza with all the topping and cake. Roshmila Bhattacharya tells more.
What do you start the day with?
A litre of water, it’s been a habit for years. This is usually followed by a breakfast of fruits. On occasions, I opt for a boiled egg or an omelette.
And what do you end the day with?
Water again, I’m perpetually thirsty.
Your first culinary experiment?
I tried to make toast and burnt it to a crisp.
As a child is there something you had to have every day?
Cornflakes, I even had it for dinner.
You’re still hooked on cornflakes?
No, now it’s fruit. A banana a day.
Your favourite eating place?
Mirah in Bahrain, may be because I grew up eating there. Their sushi is to die for.
When you eat out what do you inevitably order?
Grilled fish and a salad.
And what do you usually serve guests at home?
A salad, some fish.. I can grill a mean salmon.. and Pan Thai Noodles.
A food item you abhor?
A favourite dessert?
Your favourite drink?
Is that what you like to cool down with in summer?
Yeah, tender coconut water, along with chilled lemonade and thanda thanda nimboo paani.
A roadside favourite?
Meetha paan. And bhelpuri, I had it at the cinema just recently.
If you weren’t a movie star what would you binge on?
Do you have a miracle diet?
No, eat and exercise, that’s my motto.
When you go shopping, what do you usually end up buying?
I usually go with a shopping list… Vegetables, fruits, fish and milk. No chocolates and ice creams but I do pick up some packets of digestive biscuits.
If you could choose your last meal it would be..
Lumprice from Sri Lanka. It’s a rice dish with prawns, chicken, beef and chutney, all wrapped in a banana leaf and baked.