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Parineeti Chopra talks food

The actress dishes on her appetite for indulgence

Parineeti Chopra’s latest role for Daawat-E-Ishq isn’t for nibblers. “These days, [it’s] rare [to find movies] where the heroine goes all out and indulges herself. [The film] offers a unique combination of food and romance – it’s about how food can bring people closer.” The actress, who is also currently taking the cause of #Touchthepickle further through social media, tells us about her food obsessions.

The incurable foodie

“My love for food is definitely one of the major reasons [why I chose this role], and since I am an absolute foodie, I didn’t need any preparation.”

2-minute memories

“Maggi is the one dish that always brings back childhood memories.”

Dining go-tos

“Mangii Fera and Indigo are my two favourite restaurants in Mumbai.”

She carries a dabba to work

“I’m still in the process of learning how to cook. But since I am living away from home, I do make it a point to cook my dabba and take it to the set.”

The only way to indulge

“I don’t restrict myself at all. I allow myself everything, everyday.”

Daawat-E-Ishq releases on September 19.

Photograph: Joy Datta