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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor to turn actor

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 15:50

Mumbai: After putting his dancing skills to test on a TV reality show, celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be soon making his acting debut with two films `Lunch Box` and `Super Nani`.

`Lunch Box` is directed by Anurag Kashyap`s protege Ritesh Batra and stars Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique and Nimrat Kaur. It`s a love story set in Mumbai between a young housewife and a middle aged man.

Reportedly, Kashyap has got foreign producers to collaborate on the project.

While `Super Nani`, based on women empowerment, shows how a grandson inspires his grandmother to do something worthwhile in life. Actress Rekha will be seen playing Sharman Joshi`s grandma in the Indra Kumar-directed movie.

"By default or otherwise I have ended up in a Bollywood movie. Currently I have two movies on the floor -- Anurag Kashyap`s `Lunch Box` and Inder Kumar`s `Super Naani`. Both are very talented and respected directors from the industry. I will be playing a cameo," Kapoor told PTI.

"It is a small but pivotal role, which directly affects the character of the protagonist in the film. I play myself in both the films. For me the small screen and the big screen are both the same, as long as I get to do good work," he said.

Kapoor reveals he might even consider doing bigger roles in films and might produce films as well.

"If I am offered a big role I would definitely consider it. I had never thought that I would end up being the first chef in the world to own a television channel. I think one can`t predict the future but the chances of me turning into a film producer in the future must not be ruled out," he said.

Kapoor currently stars in the popular TV show `Khana Khazana`, which is the longest running show of its kind in Asia. He has also launched a channel `Food Food`.

"I have been fortunate enough to have some beautiful people in both my personal as well as professional life. I will continue to strive to fulfil my dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world," he said.

Recently, Kapoor launched yet another book titled `Aah Chocolate`.

"Chocolate has always been positioned as an aspirational and fascinating commodity. The possibilities of creating beautiful recipes with it are endless. It is a simple book which can guide amateur cooks on the art of handling chocolate," he said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 15:50
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