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Dhaba Owner To Name A Chicken Dish After Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor's one-day promotional visit to Chandigarh recently began with a near-stampede, followed by a boycott-threat by television journalists but it ended on a happy note -- a mammoth dinner at a suburban dhaba.Onlookers were
PTI May 18, 2010 16:47 IST
PTI

Ranbir Kapoor's one-day promotional visit to Chandigarh recently began with a near-stampede, followed by a boycott-threat by television journalists but it ended on a happy note -- a mammoth dinner at a suburban dhaba.

Onlookers were left gawking at the scrawny superstar's incredibly large appetite.

The reed-thin actor is a hearty eater. Says a person close to the star, "It's his metabolic condition. He needs to eat frequently and fast otherwise his weight slumps drastically." Ranbir with Raajneeti co-star Manoj Bajpai and director Prakash Jha arrived at 11 pm at Pal's Dhaba, located in the outskirts of Chandigarh.

Clear the tables

When the owner saw the star-guest he panicked. Laughs Jha, "He requested us to wait in the car to clear theĀ  crowds. We waited for about 20 minutes before we were told the coast was clear."

The actor ordered every dish on the menu. Jha who is a frugal eater and habitually skips lunches and dinners just kept staring as the table filled up in groaning glory with the gourmet's delights and the dietician's nightmare. To the dhaba staff's delight Ranbir , a hardcore non-vegetarian ordered almost every chicken dish and had second helpings of them. He specially enjoyed the butter-chicken masala.

New dish

The dhaba's owner hasĀ  decided to start a new chicken dish named after Ranbir. "They always thought of stars as starving themselves to stay slim. To see a star eat so heartily and still stay so slim was a revelation for them," concludes Jha.