Anurag Kashyap's community kitchen for Bombay Velvet
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Anurag Kashyap's community kitchen for Bombay Velvet

Anurag Kashyap, who is directing Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Bombay Velvet, might soon be joining them in cooking on the sets. Anurag is said to be an amazing cook while Ranbir, who doesn't know cooking will assist him.

bollywood Updated: Feb 22, 2014 12:11 IST
Jigar Shah
Jigar Shah
Hindustan Times

Somehow, we had the general impression that Bollywood stars always have help at hand – whether they are at home, on the sets, or out with an entourage.

Naturally, it comes as a bit of a surprise that on the sets of Anurag Kashyap’s next film in Sri Lanka,

Ranbir Kapoor

and Anushka Sharma are not just doing what they are known for – acting. They have also been entrusted with cooking duty.

We are told that the set erected for

Bombay Velvet

, in Sri Lanka, doesn’t have any town in its vicinity, and is six hours away from the hotel where the cast and crew is put up. However, Anurag’s decision of having a community kitchen — where everyone pitches in to prepare a meal — has less to do with unavailability of resources, and is more of a morale-building and bonding exercise.

A source from the set informs us that, even before the stars have actually started cooking, Anurag and


’s culinary abilities have been talked about. "Anurag makes amazing butter chicken, and he will be preparing that for the crew with Ranbir assisting him, since he (Ranbir) doesn’t know much about cooking. Anushka, on the other hand, loves to bake, and is expected to pitch in as well."

Anurag Kashyap

confirms the news, and adds, "We are all bonding over cinema and food. The shooting is on course..."

The film also stars Raveena Tandon and Karan Johar, among others.

First Published: Feb 22, 2014 11:57 IST