I live to eat, yes u read it right! I Live to EAT. I plan all my meals, whether it is a diet meal or a cheat day meal. If I plan on eating something in the day, I must eat it otherwise I’ll have a sleepless night. HAHAHA. I also have friends with similar tastes and opinions about food. We all share the same ideology of “Live to Eat” not “Eat to live”. Whenever I feel low, I indulge in my favourite dessert, and eating my favourite food improves my mood.
All of us in our food gang plan our trips according to our favourite foods! Yes, Let me share a few examples: On a Sunday morning, we have our breakfast at home then start our journey to have our favourite biryani at Ambur, a place in Tamil Nadu popular for its biryani. We see that we reach there by lunchtime (165kms) so we can get our hands on the Yummy Ambur Biryani. We have an amazing time there and also spend some time shopping. We can find all kinds of leather products like bags, shoes and many more things!! Then we start back to Bangalore, we reach home to have our dinner 😬 so our Sunday is perfect!
We don’t always travel so far. Sometimes, early in the mornings, we go to Bidadi in our pajamas, just to enjoy our favourite Thatte idly with butter on top! (don’t start drooling ), red chutney and tea. Here’s a little secret- I love to sip on tea when I have my breakfast. People there take care of me really well, They bring the hot idlis to my car so I don’t have to get down (I am at a huge risk of getting mobbed if I step out, and this has happened before) and yes I am a real foodie, no doubt about that!
After my Gujarat trip, I am in love with Gujarati thali. Sometimes I take a flight to Ahmedabad to enjoy Thaali with Puran Poli which is a must! I meet my friends there and fly back in the evening!!
You must be wondering why I’m talking so much about food and that it doesn’t go with my profession because, for an actor, looks are very important. I agree with that. You might feel this is all too much because I’ve put all my experiences together but this only happens once in a while when I get my break or when I want to treat myself after a hectic schedule of work and while being on a proper diet! Being an actor I have to look like the character I play and that changes with every film because I pick different kinds of roles. I don’t believe in maintaining a size zero figure because I am not a model, I am an actress. I do prepare myself physically and mentally for the particular character I play in every movie. Outside showbiz, I am a young woman too just like many of you reading this, who loves to eat and has a sweet tooth. I love to explore cultures all around the world, dressing, and food.
My suggestion to you all is don’t stop yourself from eating your favourite food but set a limit, and do not forget to exercise and keep yourself healthy. It’s time for me to know your secret, what’s your favourite food and let me know if you’ve travelled anywhere just to indulge in your favourite food!