After putting his dancing skills to test on a TV reality show, celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor will be soon making his acting debut with two films Lunch Box and Super Nani. 'Lunch Box' is directed by Anurag Kashyap's protege Ritesh Batra and stars Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddique and Nimrat Kaur. It's a love story set in Mumbai between a young housewife and a middle aged man.
Reportedly, Kashyap has got foreign producers to
collaborate on the project.
While Super Nani, based on women empowerment, shows
how a grandson inspires his grandmother to do something
worthwhile in life. Actress Rekha will be seen playing Sharman
Joshi's grandma in the Indra Kumar-directed movie.
"By default or otherwise I have ended up in a
Bollywood movie. Currently I have two movies on the floor --
Anurag Kashyap's Lunch Box and Inder Kumar's Super Naani.
Both are very talented and respected directors from the
industry. I will be playing a cameo," Kapoor told PTI.
"It is a small but pivotal role, which directly
affects the character of the protagonist in the film. I play
myself in both the films. For me the small screen and the big
screen are both the same, as long as I get to do good work,"
Kapoor reveals he might even consider doing bigger roles
in films and might produce films as well.
"If I am offered a big role I would definitely
consider it. I had never thought that I would end up being the
first chef in the world to own a television channel. I think
one can't predict the future but the chances of me turning
into a film producer in the future must not be ruled out," he
Kapoor currently stars in the popular TV show Khana
Khazana, which is the longest running show of its kind in
"I have been fortunate enough to have some beautiful
people in both my personal as well as professional life. I
will continue to strive to fulfil my dream of making Indian
cuisine the number one in the world," he said.
Recently, Kapoor launched yet another book titled 'Aah
"Chocolate has always been positioned as an
aspirational and fascinating commodity. The possibilities of
creating beautiful recipes with it are endless. It is a simple
book which can guide amateur cooks on the art of handling
chocolate," he said.