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Benedict Cumberbatch is in love with all things ‘desi’
Hollywood actor Benedict Cumberbatch has confessed his love for India, revealing he has visited the country, even before he found international stardom with his roles as Sherlock and Doctor Strange. He revealed that he stayed in a Tibetan monastery in West Bengal for six months when he was 19.
“I taught in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in West Bengal, near Darjeeling. Then I travelled a little bit around the north of India. Never really made it to the south, but I spent a wonderful month in Rajasthan. Very, very fond of my time there,” he said in an interaction with Brut.
Opening up about his love for the food of the region, the 45-year-old said, “I got an odd kind of taste for Tibetan tea, which is saying something. It’s kind of milky and buttery and salty. And I love their dumplings as well, so I ate a lot of Tibetan food, obviously.”
“Raita, I love, lassi, I love. I love how it cools the palate especially if you’re a hot-hit with the curry,” he added.
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