Aparshakti Khurana: I’m the reason Rajkummar and Kriti went back heavier from Chandigarh

Rajkummar Rao and Kriti Sanon recently wrapped up the shooting of an untitled film with Paresh Rawal and Dimple Kapadia in Chandigarh. Aparshakti Khurana, who also has a pivotal role in the film, doubled up as host to his co-actors, given that Chandigarh is his hometown. In fact, he believes that he is the reason Kriti and Rajkummar went back a few kilos heavier post the schedule. He elaborates, “I’ve known Raj and Kriti for a while now. It was a completely chilled-out mahaul on the set. The best part of shooting this film was that we were in my home city, so I got a chance to call the shots on what we’re eating post work. I made them eat everything famous in Chandigarh. Beyond a point, Kriti and Raj would say, ‘Yaar Apar, bas kar bhai, aur nahi khayenge. Maintain karna hota hai’ (laughs!).” Talking about the food, Aparshakti says, “Amritsari kulcha was the top favourite. There was also chocolate gateau cake from Monica’s, paneer naan and gravy among others. I am the reason Rajkummar and Kriti went back heavier from Chandigarh (laughs!).” He adds, “But I’ve made them work harder in the gym after all that indulgence.”

Incidentally, both Aparshakti and his elder brother, Ayushmann Khurrana shot their upcoming films in

Chandigarh around the same time. “Bhaiyya and I were staying in a hotel while shooting our films. We didn’t take anyone from our friend circle home. Our parents are old, and we didn’t want to risk their health. Shoot pe we had a bubble and we didn’t step out of it. In fact, we ordered whatever we wanted and ate in our hotel rooms. It’s my deepest regret that in those two months, we could not invite some of our closest friends from Mumbai, home. But my parents made it a point to send food from home every day, rajma-chawal being the staple item on the menu.”