Amyra Dastur plans Parsi treat for Jackie Chan
Apart from Vin Diesel, who visits Mumbai next week to promote ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ that also stars Deepika Padukone, another international celeb will be in town at the same time. Jackie Chan is slated to be in the city from January 13 for the promotions of Kung Fu Yoga, which releases on January 28.
His co-star Amyra Dastur has lined up a special treat for him — a spread of Parsi cuisine. The actor-filmmaker is a non-vegetarian, so Amyra is hoping that he enjoys the flavours.
When the unit was shooting in China, Jackie made sure that Amyra and co-stars Sonu Sood and Disha Patani were comfortable. “We loved his hospitality,” says Amyra. Now that he is visiting India, she hopes to reciprocrate the gesture.
Amyra has chalked out a menu with her mum, Gulzar. “Since I am a vegetarian, there will also be some greens on the menu, I hope he enjoys the veg fare too,” says Amyra.
Well-known Parsi dishes like Akhuri, Chicken Farcha, Dhansak and Patra Ni Machhi will also be served. “We used to talk a lot about different kinds of cuisine (while shooting). Now, it’s time for him to savour Parsi stuff.”
Chan is familiar with Indian cuisine since the film was also shot in Jodhpur last April. “I hope he is able to handle the spices,” says Amyra, who was earlier seen in Mr X (2015) opposite Emraan Hashmi.
By Shaheen Parkar