Actress Parineeti Chopra, a self-confessed foodie, says during the filming of her upcoming film Daawat-e-Ishq she and co-star Aditya Roy Kapur bonded over their love for food.
The Habib Faisal-directed film Daawat-e-Ishq is a love story between a Hyderabadi girl named Gulrez and Tariq, a Lucknawi cook who can charm anyone with his biryani and kebabs.
"I am a foodie of another level. After working with Aditya in this film I realised that it is only him who can compete with me when it comes to eating. Both of us love food and we would devour plates in minutes. In this film I got to eat so much and I think this film is tailor made for me," Parineeti said during the music launch of the movie.
The film has been mostly shot in Lucknow, besides Hyderabad and Mumbai. The 25-year-old actress says both Aditya and herself are at their fattest best in the film, thanks to their binging on local delicacies in Lucknow. "I think we are at our fattest best in this film. Me, Aditya and Anupam Kher used to have meals together all the time. Anupam sir has lived in Lucknow for some time and he knew many eateries and we would order from there," she said.
Daawat-e-Ishq is the second collaboration between Parineeti and Faisal after previously working together in Ishaqzaade. Just like the 2012 film, the actress plays a Muslim girl in this upcoming film but she says the similarity ends there.
"I think as an actor you always want something different everytime. I hope that I am offered something interesting. Though I have played a Muslim girl before in a film directed by Habib sir but this film is different. It is not a repetition. My body language is different, my styling is different. I speak in a Dakhini accent which I don't think any actress has done before," she said.
Daawat-e-Ishq has been produced by Yash Raj Fims and will release on September 5.