Robert De Niro loves Kashmiri food

The famous Hollywood star visited Indian actor Anupam Kher’s acting school during his visit and even gorged on some traditional Kashmiri dishes, prepared by Kher’s mother

“My mother and aunt prepared a traditional Kashmiri meal for Robert De Niro. He seemed to enjoy it without reservations,” said Anupam Kher. De Niro and Kher worked together in Hollywood film Silver Linings Playbook. The international star, who was in the country for the THiNK fest in Goa made an impromptu unscheduled visit to Mumbai Sunday purely on Anupam’s request.

“When he informed me of his scheduled visit to India, I requested him to come to Mumbai for at least some hours. I wanted him to visit my acting school. He happily obliged. He was at my school from 5 pm to 9 pm It was a pleasure to host him in Mumbai,” Anupam said.

While the young guns of Bollywood like Ranbir Kapoor and Sikandar Kher trooped into Anupam’s school to meet the Raging Bull star, De Niro also addressed the students and teachers of Anupam’s school. “I hadn’t informed them about who was coming to visit. When they saw the god of acting walk in, a couple of teachers almost fainted,” he said.