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Chef’s leading lady Padmapriya says remake is very different from the Hollywood film

Actor Padmapriya is not nervous about the response to her upcoming film Chef, and feels that despite being a Hollywood adaptation, the film will stand on its own merit.

bollywood Updated: Sep 12, 2017 17:53 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Padmapriya saw Hollywood film, Chef, while she was pursuing her masters in New York.

Padmapriya, who plays the lead in the upcoming film, Chef, opposite Saif Ali Khan, isn’t worried about the audience’s response to the film, which is an adaptation of the Hollywood film of the same name starring Sofia Vergara and Jon Favreau. However, Padmapriya says that the film will be very different from the original film, owing to the cultural context.

“Obviously the plot is similar, but apart from that, everything else will be different. The food, the setting, everything is very different from the Hollywood one, because there are cultural differences between the countries,” she says. “I mean my character in this film is not like Sofia Vergara’s,as women in America are different, and here they are shaped by different sensibilities. Also, in contrast to the Hollywood film, this one dwells deeper into the relationship between Saif’s and my character,” she adds.

The 35-year-old actor saw the Hollywood version in New York when she was pursuing Masters in Public Administration there. “I had seen it, when I wasn’t involved in the Hindi adaptation of it. As I was staying in New York, I could connect to it more, because of the food. I really liked it back then, and thought it was a really beautiful film,” she says. “I think Chef has a universal appeal. Not only because of food, which obviously makes it universal. But, there’s also the fact about how a person goes through crap in his life, and comes out of it in the end. It’s also about the family, so it’s pretty universal in that sense, and that’s why I think it will work here,” says Padmapriya.

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First Published: Sep 12, 2017 17:53 IST