Huma Qureshi To Play “Tarla Dalal”, First Padma Shri Awardee Chef In The Country’s First Chef Biopic!

Huma Qureshi is going to play the role of India’s first home chef Tarla Dalal on the big screen. Talking about the late chef Tarla and the decision to make this biopic on her life, producer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says, “The story of Tarla is much more than just being an iconic chef. This is the story of a working mother who changed the face of vegetarian cooking in India and paved the way for many such home cooks and startups to fulfill their dreams.”

Huma Qureshi

Huma says, ‘Tarla Dalal reminds me of my childhood days. My mother had a copy of her book in the kitchen and would often try her recipes for my school tiffin. I also vividly remember the time when I helped my mother make Tarla’s homemade mango ice cream. This role has brought me back to my childhood memories and I am very grateful to Ronnie, Ashwini, and Nitesh for believing in me to play this inspiring character.”

Ronnie says about his experience, “Tarla Dalal changed home cooking in India. Her story from a textbook on entrepreneurship is an example of how it is never too late to work towards your ambitions. I am very excited to collaborate with Ashwini and Nitesh once again.”

Tarla Dalal

Adding to his experience, Nitesh Tiwari said, “In a world filled with many biopics on every epic personality, a biopic on Tarla Dalal was awaited for a long time. Through her story, we want to encourage many young entrepreneurs who want to start their own businesses from the comfort of their homes.”,

Talking about this, the film’s director Piyush Gupta who has been the writer of films like Dangal, Chhichhore said, “I am glad that I got an opportunity to portray the life of Tarla Dalal on screen. Being a foodie myself. This film intends to give a treat to all the food lovers of the country.”

Tarla Dalal is an Indian food writer, chef, and cookbook author and has also been a host of cooking shows. She was the first Indian to be awarded the prestigious Padma Shri award in the culinary skills category in 2007. This is the first time that Bollywood is going to bring the life story of a chef. The late chef, who was popular for her delicious meals, was an inspiration to any cook, so much so that her cooking instructions are still present in every culinary food dairy.

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