‘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

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Rishabh Suri

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

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