Mankind’s love affair with chocolate began many years back and even today it is enjoyed by people across ages and geographies. As we celebrate World Chocolate Day, &TV actors talk about their love for chocolate, along with some delightful memories. These actors include Aayudh Bhanuhali (Krishna, Doosri Maa), Gazal Sood (Kate Singh, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan), and Vidisha Srivastava (Anita Bhabi, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai). Aayudh Bhanushali, aka Krishna from Doosri Maa, shares, “I can finish five to six bars of chocolate in one go, only if my mother allows me to do so (laugh). Looking at my love for chocolate, she always tries to hide it from me, but somehow, I find it. I remember receiving a lot of chocolates as gifts on my birthday, and my mother hid them in a suitcase. Later, when I asked my mother for a chocolate bar, she agreed only on the condition that I would go to sleep on time. She opened the suitcase only to find out that there was no chocolate left! Initially, she thought she must have kept it elsewhere and started searching for it. I could not hold my laughter and burst into laughter. Now she ensures that I do not consume too much chocolate. I am sure everyone has funny chocolate memories like me. I wish everyone a delightful World Chocolate Day!”
Gazal Sood, aka Kate Singh from Happu ki Ultan Paltan, shares, “Chocolate and I share an inseparable bond. I enjoy chocolates so much that if somebody wants to get any work done, they will have to bribe me with Dark chocolates (laughs). I remember getting fifty different types of chocolates anonymously on Chocolate Day during my college days. It was overwhelming for me. My friends started teasing me about having a secret admirer, but it was a cute gesture. It is still a mystery who gave me the chocolate that day. I genuinely wanted to thank that person for being the ‘Willy Wonka’ of my life. But I could not find him to date. I believe no one can stop themselves from munching on chocolate. Thus, celebrate this special day by having some tasty bites and surprising your buddies and family members by showering your love on them by gifting chocolates.” Vidisha Srivastava, aka Anita Bhabi in &TV’s Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai, shares, “I am a big fan of chocolate and its delicacies. Sipping a cup of hot chocolate is one of my favourite things to do in the monsoon. I can get chocolate cravings anytime, and I keep trying some interesting, sweet combinations using chocolate. I remember being on an outdoor shoot at a place that was isolated. I checked with my team if there would be any shops around where I could get some chocolates, but it was too late, and the market was closed. I tried to divert my mind, but I couldn’t control my urge to have chocolate. After looking around in my room, I saw two small homemade chocolates wrapped in foil paper and some biscuits. So, I melted those chocolates, added some milk, and then poured them on the layer of biscuits. By the time I had that, it was 2 in the morning, which made me realise that it took me almost three hours to satisfy my cravings. So yes, like many, my love affair with chocolate is also timeless!”
Tune in to Doosri Maa at 8:00 pm, Happu Ki Ultan Paltan at 10:00 pm, and Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai at 10:30 pm, airing every Monday to Friday only on &TV!