Actress Huma Qureshi will be essaying the role of Indias first ever Home chef Tarla Dalal in an upcoming biopic titled ‘Tarla’ directed by Piyush Gupta.
Huma says, “Tarla Dalal reminds me of my childhood. My mom had a copy of her book in the kitchen and would often try many of her receipes for my school tiffin.”
“I also clearly remember the time when I helped mom make Tarla’s homemade mango ice cream. This role has taken me back to those sweet childhood memories and I am very thankful to Ronnie, Ashwini and Nitesh for having faith in me to play this awe-inspiring character.”
The film is jointly produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari.
While talking about the late chef and her decision to make a film on Tarla’s life, producer Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari says, “Tarla’s story is a lot more than her being an iconic chef. It’s a story about a working mother who single handedly changed the face of vegetarian cooking in India and paved way for many such home cooks and start ups to aspire and achieve their dreams. “
Ronnie Screwvala shared: ” Tarla Dalal transformed home cooking in India. Her story is a textbook example on entrepreneurship – how it is never too late to work towards your ambitions.”
Adding to his experience, Nitesh Tiwari says: “In a world full of several biopics on every epic personality, a biopic on Tarla Dalal was a long-awaited. Through her story, we want to encourage many such young entrepreneurs who desire to have their own businesses from the comfort of their homes.”
Tarla Dalal was an Indian food writer, chef, cookbook author, and host of cooking shows. She was the first Indian to have been awarded a Padmashree award in the culinary skills category in 2007. This is for the first time Bollywood will be depicting the life story of a chef on screen.
Piyush Gupta, who has been a writer on films like ‘Dangal’, ‘Chhichhore’ is delighted to have the opportunity to illustrate Tarla Dalal’s life on screen.
He added: “Being a foodie myself, the intention is to make this film a treat for all food lovers to gorge on “
Written by Piyush Gupta and Gautam Ved, produced by RSVP, and Earth Sky, ‘Tarla’ is all set to take everyone on a food excursion.