Rana Daggubati, who had been shooting for Ghazi in Hyderabad all through March, recently took off on a week-long vacation to Japan with his friends. He visited Tokyo, Hakone and Kyoto.
“We stayed in Tokyo for the most part but Kyoto, known for its cherry blossoms, was my favourite, though we didn’t see the blossoms as they were going to bloom only this week,“ says the 31-year-old actor, adding that for a foodie like him, sampling authentic Japanese cuisine like seared tuna with wasabi and avocado, Japanese curry and rice, fish eggs and rice, and miso oyster soup, was the highpoint of the trip.
He points out that there used to be many Korean and Japanese restaurants in Chennai and he developed a taste for the cuisine at a young age. “Sushi and sashimi top my list of Japanese favourites.“
Can he rustle up any of the dishes he sampled? “I can cook but I like eating more. I used to cook frequently earlier,“ he laughs, as he recounts how he once flew off to Amritsar on a whim to gorge on local delicacies with a friend and a cousin. Turns out, these food trips are regular fixtures in the actor’s life with the Big Apple being his preferred holiday destination. “It has every thing, right from the Broadway to delicious food. I can never get enough of the city.“
On return the actor is to start shooting for Ghazi and will also start prepping up for a major war sequence for Baahubali 2. Shooting for the blockbuster’s sequel commences in May.