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Indian film star to open eatery in Colombo

Pulkit Samrat is known for his two passions — fitness and food. And now, the actor plans to unite both in his new venture — an eatery of healthy nosh in Sri Lanka. “It was simple maths to combine both my passions. People think nutritious fare isn’t tasty and that’s what we are going to focus on —delectable food that’s wholesome to the core!” he says.

The Fukrey Returns actor plans to open the café some time mid-year in 2019 in collaboration with a friend who owns a prime property in Sri Lanka. A local chef is working on the dishes that include seafood, which is low in sodium and rich in minerals. Pulkit calls the experience delightful.

“We are tasting and applying a healthy twist to various platters from our day-to-day lives. We are experimenting with healthy starchless risottos as well as Rajma Chawal, Butterless Butter Chicken and the likes,” he said. 

A self-confessed animal lover, Pulkit also plans to donate a portion of the profits to elephant conservation.

“I’ve been shooting with this gentle beast of an elephant for my film Haathi Mere Saathi. During the shoot, I got to know of the various problems they face. We got in touch with a few volunteers who are helping conserve the tusker’s habitats and water reservoirs,” he added.


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