Television star Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya makes her debut in the digital entertainment space with the upcoming web series Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala. She says she went through extensive workshop to learn the tricks of a chef, her role on the show. As she is a vegetarian, touching raw chicken and fish was a challenge, too. “Playing a chef was challenging for me, considering I am not a good cook in real life. In fact, I do not enjoy cooking that much.
At home, I cook only when I try to impress my husband. So I had to learn a lot of things as part of preparation for the role. The most challenging part was to hold and cut raw chicken and raw fish, as I am a vegetarian I had to overcome that awkwardness and I did…that is how we actors take up challenges and learn from it,” Divyanka told IANS. The story of the show revolves around the lives of two successful chefs who once used to be lovers. Divyanka portrays a chef named Nitya.
The workshop that she attended with co-star Rajeev Khandelwal were conducted by a professional chef, who trained them on how to chop and dice vegetable and meat. “Getting the body language right while doing kitchen work was important because Rajeev and I play high-profile chefs. That apart, the story has a graph that takes them back to college, eight years ago,” Divyanka said. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, the show also features Priyanshu Chatterjee, Barkha Bisht, Navneet Nishan and Manini Mishra.