Monday, 3 January 2011

It was PICNIC time on the sets of DIL SE DIYA…VACHAN

Gaurav Khanna (Prem)and Neena Gupta (Dr. Kalyani) along with Vandana Joshi (Nandini ) from Zee TV’s Dil Se Diya …Vachan were missing their Dilli ki sardi and decided to make the most of the sudden dip in temperature in amchi Mumbai. Filmcity, where the show’s sets are located, is a vast expanse of small hilltops covered in a thick canopy of trees and the weather in the mornings is very chilly with a hint of floating mist which adds on to the romantic appeal of the place. In such weather, the demand for savouries and snacks also is the most discussed topic on the sets.

To make the most of this wonderful weather, one day Neena Ji decided to get a toaster from her home and Gaurav Khanna arranged for a barbecue stand. Soon the aromas of crisp toast laden with butter & jam, paneer and chicken tikka wafted in the air while masala chai brewed in the pot nearby. People on the sets had a blast with the sun on their back, hot snacks on their plate and the refreshing chill into beat the usual humid Mumbai air.

Gaurav Khanna says, “ The weather in Mumbai this year is simply mindblowing. I always used to miss the biting cold, wearing colorful cardigans and mufflers, eating hot piping savouries and most importantly the weekend outdoor picnics after moving to Mumbai. It was Neena ji’s idea to do this picnic….and trust me it brought back so many wonderful memories …!” A team that bonds together is a rarity nowadays truly in this cut-throat industry! Way to go Team Dil Se Diya…Vachan!

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