Being on the road since the last one month has been a life changing experience for 25-year-old Delhi boy Saransh Goila. Having won the title of India Ka Super Chef on the TV show Food-Food Maha Challenge last year was just the beginning. But exploring India and its unpredictable terrains, cuisines and people through his current show, Roti Rasta that he is anchoring on Food Food channel, has made his foray into television get only better.
“We are supposed to travel for 100 days by road covering 100 cities from the northern to the southernmost parts of India, meeting various kinds of people and at the same time exploring local cuisines and recipes,” he says. “India is an extremely affable country. Every state, village and town has a lot of character which reflects in the taste of their food and their style of cooking,” he adds. A trained chef from Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad, Saransh admits that though he would like to venture into full-time acting if opportunity arises, Roti Rasta aur India has given him a chance to be himself by being a chef cum anchor. “I am most comfortable when I am the least prepared. I like doing things impromptu, I don’t prefer meeting the families we feature beforehand. This ensures that the element of unpredictability and vulnerability remains while the episode is being shot,” he says.
Ask him what his road journey has taught him and he is prompt with his reply, “I still have more than 70 days of travelling left. Through this show, I have realised that the things we city dwellers take for granted are nothing short of a luxury in some parts of India. Most people I met lead extremely difficult lives but they are all so grateful.”