From gaining 12 kg for her debut film ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ to shedding all the extra pounds for her upcoming film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and changing her form with each film, actress Bhumi Pednekar is on a long journey with food. and healthy diet.
As the actress recently tried her luck cooking pasta for a digital food show, Bhumi talks about her best dining destination, her memories, and why her relationship with food is a crucial part of who she is.
Bhumi Pednekar will appear in the final episode of ‘You Got Chef’d – Season 3′ which is published on Gobble, Pocket Aces’ lifestyle channel, as well as YouTube.
Sharing her culinary experience, Bhumi told IANS: “Well it was a virtual episode where I cooked with Chef Ranveer Brar and I have to say that although I thought cooking is such a difficult task, if you are guided well, not really! it is! I’m not a cook at all, I’m a super foodie! But when I started cooking the pasta, of course, the chef guided me, but I ended up making a helping of good pasta.
“I think I’m not as bad of a cook as I thought. We cooked pasta as the theme of the episode was the memory of Italian food, it was delicious. I can say this, that combination of few things could never go wrong, and our pasta was one of those things. We cooked a portion of pasta in butter, garlic, mushrooms and asparagus sauce… it was delicious! I must say that pasta is one of the versatile dishes, with so many easy and tasty combinations that if you learn to cook one of them, trust me, you could impress all your friends and family with a pasta meal! I was so excited when I finally made it … yeah !! (she laughs)”
So what is Bhumi’s favorite food destination?
“The gastronomic destination would be Mexico and Japan. But I am always willing to take a gastronomic trip to Mexico because, in India, we do not have the best variety of Mexican and South American food. When I started traveling internationally and went to Mexico, I was so in love with its food and culture. We still have Japanese food and Pan-Asian cuisine here in India. I also love Japanese food, tasty, tasty but with so many healthy options that you can get with Asian food. “
When asked about his best gastronomic memory, Bhumi remembers a story from one of the New York bylans.
“New York is one of my favorite cities to travel. Whenever I am there, I take long walks. I love pizza and in New York, every block has a pizza place. You won’t believe that I am one of them who would go to the best pizzerias on every block and eat a fresh slice with a different topping! So I really feel like a child and my friends would laugh at such madness. But those ingredients are so good, how can I miss them? (laughs) ”recalls Bhumi.
Since there are many body transformations that Bhumi has gone through and constantly working on herself to look good and stay in shape, which is part of the beauty business, the actress explained how her mind is trained for a healthy lifestyle.
“Initially, for me, it was about gaining and losing weight to look a certain way. But from the moment I started my career as an actress, I realized that our look is a combination of diet, exercise and healthy habits that we can maintain for life. For example, my coach always focused on strengthening the core and increasing metabolism and immunity. I think that during the pandemic we all understood the importance of immunity.
“In my diet, I always keep a great combination of protein and carbohydrates. Of course, I am guided by the experts but I believe that there are no shortcuts that offer a lifetime result, it is always a gradual process. My relationship with food has evolved over time, ”concluded Bhumi.
Bhumi has an interesting list of movies that includes ‘Badhaai Do’, ‘Mr Lele’ and ‘Raksha Bandhan’.
Must read: For Aishwarya Rai, Sonu Sood is like a father! Review what happened between the duo while making Jodhaa Akbar