Saif Ali Khan’s adaptation of Chef to start rolling in Kochi next month
After the success of Airlift, Raja Krishna Menon took his own sweet time to prep for his next film, Chef. We hear that the film starts rolling next month in Kochi, with Saif Ali Khan as the hero. The film is a remake of Jon Favreau’s Chef but it seems the plot has been changed substantially to cater to Indian audiences. Why, there is no food critic (central to the plot of the Hollywood flick) in the desi version!
A source close to the film reveals, “Indians love food, so a film on a chef can have many stories in India. The director and his writers have given the script a totally new twist. One might expect the chef to be a Punjabi cook but that’s not the plot. The film starts in Kochi and travels all over India.”
Although there is no leading lady starring opposite Khan, the director has signed Padmapriya, who will play a pivotal role in the film.