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'Foodistan' winner wants to cook for Big B (Movie Snippets)

Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz, Fri, 23 Mar 2012 IANS

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) A huge fan of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, chef Manish Mehrotra, winner of reality show "Foodistan", wants to cook for the veteran actor.


"In my early days as a chef, I was working in a restaurant called Thai Pavilion at Mumbai. That was the only time where I got a chance to cook for Amitabh Bachchan. But since I was a junior chef, I couldn't get a chance to meet him," Mehrotra told IANS.


"But yes I cooked for him and it was a great feeling. If I get a chance to make something for him now, I'll make a long list for him so that he can choose what to eat. I know that he is a vegetarian so I would definitely make something vegetarian for him," he added.


The masterchef, who has been using his culinary skills professionally for over 15 years, was announced the winner of "Foodistan" on the finale episode, aired on NDTV Good Times Wednesday.


The show was a cooking competition between chefs from India and Pakistan.




I'm a complete geek: Sajid Khan


Filmmaker Sajid Khan says his passion for films has remained the same over the years, and he is quite a geek when it comes to other sources of entertainment.


"I've become fatter, older. I don't used to drink then, I don't drink now. I was quiet about my personal life then and I will always be quiet about my personal life.


"I don't go late nights, I don't go partying, clubbing. I only watch movies the moment I wake up. The last thing that I do before going off to sleep is watch films. I am a complete geek. I just love movies," Sajid told IANS.


For now, he is looking forward to the release of his comedy film "Housefull 2", which features 12 actors in prominent roles. The movie releases April 5.




When Nana nursed Priyadarshan back to health


Actor Nana Patekar and filmmaker Priyadarshan share immense respect for each other, so when the latter fell ill during the shooting of "Malamaal Weekly 2", Nana took personal care of him.


During the second week of the film's shooting, Priyadarshan fell ill thanks to the climate in Wai. Though the production took great care to ensure comfort for the director, Nana took it upon himself to nurse Priyan back to health.


He even went to the extent to going all the way to Sangli to get the required medicines for the director.



"You get a very few directors who are an actor's delight. With Priyan you simply relax and do what he says. He is simply amazing," said Nana.


The rest of the film's unit was only too happy that thanks to Nana's care, Priyadarshan was back to his old energetic self.


"Malamaal Weely 2", produced by Shailendra Singh under the banner Percept Pictures, also features Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Nana Patekar, Rajpal Yadav, Shreyas Talpade, Asrani and Shakti Kapoor.



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