‘I can’t resist meals prepared by dadi’
Actor Arjun Kapoor reveals that his grandmother cooks lip-smacking meals that makes him forget all about his diet
Actor Arjun Kapoor is an inspiration for anyone who wants to transform their body. The Mubarakan star, who has come a long way from being unapologetically fat as a child to sporting an athletic physique, says that there are still some days when the foodie in him takes over. “I have cheat days once in a while but cheat meals are better. If you eat whatever you want for a full day, it takes you at least three to four days to get out of that rut.” The actor loves gorging on pancakes and waffles when he’s in a good mood, but what makes him properly cheat on his otherwise strict diet? He shares, “I save my [quota of] cheat meals for the food I have at my dadi’s (paternal grandmother, Nirmal Kapoor’s) home. That’s the kind of food I can’t resist! Cheating karni hai toh ghar ke khaane se karo, jo pyar se bana hua hai (if you want to cheat, do it by eating homecooked food that’s prepared with love).” Ask him about the kind of meals that his dadi prepares and he shares, “Jungli mutton, laal maas (red meat), kaali dal, rajma, pyaz wale chawal (onion rice) and dahi wala chicken (chicken with curd). I don’t like seafood. So, she never prepares that. Itna hi kafi hai, insan behosh ho jaye khake! (This much food is enough to make anyone faint),” laughs Arjun. Arjun, who grappled with excess weight as a child, reveals that it never actually bothered him. “I was never apologetic (about my weight). That’s how I approached life. But later, I realised that life could be better if I lost weight. So I did it,” says Arjun, who will be seen next in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar with Parineeti Chopra.
I save my [quota of] cheat meals for the food I have at my dadi’s (paternal grandmother, Nirmal Kapoor’s) home ARJUN KAPOOR, ACTOR