For Bollywood actors , their bodies are constantly changing with the characters they play in every movie. And apart from their intense fitness regimes, the food they take matters.
Ranveer Singh,Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar are a few of the actors who avail this personalised gourmet delivery service, Pod Supply .
They offer two types of services, one where you receive 4-6 meals at your doorstep every day, according to your diet, preferences, allergies and body type. And in the second service, a chef is on-board with you no matter where you are travelling.
In an interview, Pod Supply’s co-owner Anmol Singhal opened up about the business and its journey. He tells us that when they set up shop a couple of years ago, one of the first people to enlist their services was Hrithik Roshan.
“He tweeted about us and then we started receiving a lot of enquiries. One of these came from Ranveer Singh. He’s been with us the longest amount of time now and we’ve been preparing and serving food through all the films you’ve seen him in and will see him in as well in the near future.”
Talking about the food service itself, Singhal says, “Pod Supply offers 2 lucrative healthy eating services—the Pod Supply Model, where we send you freshly packed meals throughout the day and the Chef on Board Model—where a chef travels with you and cooks your meals for you on set, at home, or wherever it is that you are. In both cases, the food menus are prepared keeping in my mind the clients preferences, likes, dislikes, allergies and even intolerances by our chefs and an in-house nutrition team.”
“The Chef on Board Model is one-of-its-kind in India,” he adds. “We have 35 chefs as a part of this model. They travel with the clients to take care of their nutrition requirements. When Ranveer (Singh) was shooting for ‘83, our chefs travelled with him to London and now when he was shooting for Jayeshbhai Jordaar, our chefs were travelling with him as well to remote locations in Gujarat,” he explains.
“Essentially, there is no mass prep happening ever. The food that we serve is cooked for one person only! And, that one dedicated chef, who is there with that one person is making sure that he’s absolutely well-versed with what his client likes or doesn’t like at any give point of the day,” he adds.
Now comes the interesting part. Do you know how much these services cost??
The Chef On Board Model costs somewhere between Rs 3-4 lakh per month. Whereas Pod Supply Model means getting the food delivered ranges between Rs 80,000 to Rs 1.2 lakh per month.
That’s truly a lot of money to spend on eating right! But I guess that’s all a part of the job.