Hollywood star Robert De Niro, who visited Indian actor Anupam Kher's acting school here during his visit, even gorged on some tradition Kashmiri dishes, prepared by Mr Kher's mother.
"My mother and aunt prepared a traditional Kashmiri meal for Robert. He seemed to enjoy it without reservations," said Anupam.
Robert De Niro and Anupam Kher worked together in the Hollywood film Silver Linings Playbook. The international star, who was in the country for the THiNK fest in Goa, made an impromptu unscheduled visit to Mumbai on Sunday purely on Anupam Kher's request.
"When he informed me of his scheduled visit to India, I requested him to come to Mumbai for at least some hours. I wanted him to visit my acting school. He happily obliged. He was at my school from 5 pm until 9 pm. It was a pleasure to host him in Mumbai," Anupam said.
While the young guns of Bollywood like Ranbir Kapoor and Sikandar Kher trooped into Anupam Kher's school to meet the Raging Bull star, Mr De Niro also addressed the students and teachers of Anupam's school.
"I hadn't informed them about who was coming to visit. When they saw the god Of acting walk in, a couple of teachers almost fainted," he said.