September 22, 2009 1:53:36 pm
Julia Roberts is leaving no stone unturned to make her India visit fulfilling as the actress,who has been gorging on local delicacies,is also trying her hands at cooking at the Ashram here.
The Oscar-winning actress is shooting a ‘langar’ scene,which requires her to cook at the Hari Mandir Ashram.
Roberts will be shown cooking ‘dal’ and ‘roti’ in one of the scenes in the film,a unit source said.
The set has already been prepared for the elaborate scene here.
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Roberts landed in New Delhi on September 17 to shoot for her upcoming movie ‘Eat,Pray,Love’. She drove straight to Pataudi Palace hotel,about 60 kms from the national capital. The shooting began from this Sunday and will go on till October 2.
The ashram,which has been converted into a fortress to keep away paparazzi and sneaking journalists,is 100 yards away from the hotel,where the actress is staying with her three children and the cast and crew of the movie.
Before beginning the shoot today,the actress went and met Dharmdev,Ashram’s swamiji and sought his blessings along with her three children — twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and two-year-old son Henry.
Dressed in a blue-white summer dress,the actress spent about 15 minutes with the swamiji,who tied a traditional ‘mauli’ (thread) on her wrist and welcomed her with a marigold garland.
The actress was accompanied by 7-8 members from her security,who ensured that no photographs are clicked.
The movie is based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoirs,’Eat,Pray,Love’ and Roberts plays the lead in the movie.
Directed by Ryan Murphy,the film also stars –Oscar-winner Javier Bardem,Richard Jenkins and Billy Crudup.
Roberts plays the author who travels to Italy,India and Indonesia in search of peace and love. The actress has already shot the first part of the film in Italy while the third part will be shot in Indonesia.
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