Bollywood heartthrob and actor Ranbir Kapoor would be ringing in his 35th birthday today. The actor who was last seen in his adventure musical Jagga Jasoos was quite appreciated for his role as the adorable teenager in quest of his father. Ranbir would be next seen in the much awaited movie called Dutt, a biography of superstar Sunjay Dutt, which is directed by ace director Raju Hirani; and Ayan Mukherji's Dragon, in which the actor will be playing a superhero for the first time in his career.
For his part as a superhero, Ranbir is on a special high protein diet. Originally lean, Ranbir is required to bulk up for his role as a super hero. His new look has hit social media and we can't help but admire his beefed up avatar.
Kunal Gir who has been training Ranbir for his new film, shared with us, "Ranbir has never really followed any particular diet. In fact, he loves food and enjoys eating a variety of cuisines. Since the past three months though, I have put him on a 5-meals-a-day program, which includes balanced food made with the right oils. He gets to cheat on weekends."
So, what does Ranbir Kapoor's everyday meal look like? "He eats five meals in a day usually made up of organic eggs, meats, veggies and nuts. Nothing is out of a packet. Everything is freshly made every day. Oil is limited to macadamia nut oil. His diet includes a lot of fluids and water. Fruits are allowed only as a post-workout refreshment," shares Kunal.
An avid football enthusiast, Ranbir Kapoor also owns a football team in the Indian Soccer League, and tries to hit the field as often as he can. In the industry where everybody aspires to be a fitness icon, the Kapoor scion has never shied away from admitting his foodie side. His favourite indulgences are Jungli Mutton, Butter Chicken, Paya and Mishti Doi. Ranbir is more fond of lamb and mutton than chicken. In one of his interviews Ranbir confessed how his family who hails from Peshawar is as serious about their food as they are about their films.
The Peshawari influence also comes in their food choices and influences. He revealed in one of his interviews that in his childhood he has had paya for breakfast. He also confessed how his grandmother absolutely loves ghee, and doesn't understand the idea of a rotiwithout ghee, a trait that she has managed to pass on to her successive generations too. From Vada Pavs of Mumbai to the tall and greasy burgers of New York, Ranbir has had them all and absolutely loves them. Ranbir is also very fond of the Boti Kebabs at Ayaz's Kebab Corner in Hill Road near Bandstand.
In one of Aneesha Baig's interviews with Rishi Kapoor on NDTV, Rishi Kapoor admitted that Ranbir Kapoor was a bigger foodie than him. In another interview on NDTV, Ranbir admitted how he bonded with Imtiaz over food. On the other hand Imtiaz couldn't help but awe at the foodie family the Kapoors are, be it Ranbir, Rishi Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor or ShammiKapoor. Imtiaz also said that they planned the promotional tours of Rockstar and Tamasha to cover all major fooddestinations across the country, just so that the duo could grab a bite. Delhi's famous Laxman Dhaba at Qutub Institutional Area also has a picture of Ranbir, who visited the dhaba during the shooting of Rockstar and instantly fell in love.
When journalist Aneesha Baig interviewed Ranbir and his best friend and director Ayan Mukherjee during the promotions of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Ranbir admitted, "Ayan and I, whenever we get free time, we love to hit a good restaurant". In fact it is good food that his eyes seek for in new destinations he visits over partying and clubbing. In the same interview Ayan also admitted, " I don't think Ranbir is ever going to sacrifice food above and beyond a point."
Well, with a body like that and the looks to kill, we don't think he has much to worry about. Here's wishing Ranbir a very happy birthday. Hope you get to indulge in all your favourite delicacies for your special day!
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.