3 Idiots Actor Dusshyant Wag, who has been a part of films like “Tera Mera Saath Rahen”, and “Panipat”, is a confessed foodie but when it comes to cooking it’s a big no-no.
“I hate being anywhere near a cooking range. That’s just not my cup of tea. I can surely serve some instant noodles if someone shows up at an odd hour. I tried making a ‘sunny-side-up for my breakfast once, and it was such a struggle. But I have learnt to make ‘Adrak and lemongrass tea’ during the lockdown, and I am struggling for perfection, once again,” he said.
Talking about his love for food, he revealed, “I do like to try out new dishes, taste a variety of cuisines, but my horizons in that sense are not very broad. I generally prefer going with my liking of specific dishes and restaurants. But sometimes, I do try out a few new things on my own.”
“I have a sweet tooth, and I can go on and on when it comes to sweets. But spicy food is a big ’no-no’ for me. I really can’t take that. My choice of food also largely depends on the mood I am in. Sometimes it is just hunger oriented like ‘jo bhi hai de do. bohot bhookh Lagi hai’ philosophy. But there are also times when I want to eat something specifically for its taste or may be specific to the restaurant. The bottom line is, I am a ‘moody-foodie’ person,” he added.
When asked about his views on celebrities talking about having sugar-free food items, he said he doesn’t support that and added, “I don’t advocate it as they contain artificial sweeteners which are even worse for our health. Moreover, I feel that anything and everything is alright when done in moderation. And as I mentioned earlier, I have a sweet tooth, and I binge on sweets many times. But thanks to my higher metabolism, it doesn’t show up the way it does in the case of many others. I can eat whatever I want, how much I want, whenever I want. I consider myself lucky in this regard.”
3 Idiots Actor Dusshyant Wag gets candid on food:
The young actor also asserted the need to have a balanced diet which consists of ‘Sattvik’ (nutritional) and seasonal food, fresh fruits, etc. He said, “The urge to have healthy eating habits should come from within as it implies a change in one’s lifestyle. I also think that persistence towards the choices one makes matters the most. Going on crash diets to lose weight isn’t a sustainable option as it is going to take its toll on one’s mind and body. As actors, having pretty hectic and erratic schedules, we need to follow a suitable diet and maintain healthy food habits. We have to be careful all the time about what we eat as it directly reflects on our face and body.”
Dusshyant also shared his opinion on home-cooked vs outside food. He called it a never-ending debate and said, “I love eating outside food. Some days are ‘strictly-no-Ghar-ka-khana’ for me. I am a junk food lover, and I have my episodes of binging on pizzas, burgers, subway sandwiches and whatnot. But as I said, such binges are alright only if you have them in moderation.”
“I do eat restaurant food on occasions. The delivery services have indeed made our lives easy. It is convenient for lazy people like me to order their favourite food items sitting at home instead of going to the restaurant, especially when one hates cooking. Also, it’s time-consuming and stressful to visit your favourite restaurant every single time in our busy lives. Home delivery services come in handy and act as a boon,” he added.
Lastly, the actor, who has been a part of TV shows like “Ishq Mein Marjawaan”, “Mere Angne Mein” and “The Buddy Project”, said that there is one ritual that he follows in every meal. “I never waste food. You will always see my plate empty and clean at the end of my meal,” he said.
“I think there are thousands of people out there who are starving and don’t get to eat for days. Sometimes they have to survive even without a drop of water. So, wasting even a tiny portion of food is criminal, according to me. I consider myself blessed that I can have fresh food every day and I see to it that the food is never wasted everywhere I go,” Dusshyant concluded.