As they say, a family that eats together stays together. Food helps bond people, groups and communities. Sharing a meal together is an intimate form of expression. Needless to say, when you’re a creative bunch working on a project with the collective aim of its success, family bonds are formed.
Sony Entertainment Television’s latest offering ‘Punyashlok Ahilyabai’ has kept the viewers glued to their screens. The show depicts and celebrates the inspirational journey of Ahilyabai Holkar, who overcame the barriers of a patriarchal society with the unwavering and unconditional support of her father-in-law, Malhar Rao Holkar, proving that one becomes great not by gender or birth but by deeds.
Child actor Aditi Jaltare, who essays the character of Ahilyabai Holkar in the show, is a girl of many talents. While on one hand, she has wowed us with her nuanced acting skills as she portrays one of the finest female rulers in the Indian history and a prominent ruler of the Malwa kingdom. On the other hand, Aditi is exploring her culinary skills and loves attempting authentic Maharashtrian delicacies with her mother. Naturally, since she’s spending most of her time, on the sets of Punyashlok Ahilyabai, she has made it a point to make everyone try her home-cooked food.
Talking about her cooking talent, Aditi Jaltare said, “I am a big time foodie and love Maharashtrian delicacies. I am also trying my hand at making these delicacies under the watchful eyes of my mother. My absolute favourite dishes are puran poli, katachi aamti and daal vade and I make it a point to get some homemade delicacies for everyone, once in a while. Everyone on the set of Punyashlok Ahilyabai seems to really relish them, too. These little moments are the reason why shooting for this show never feels like work… the entire unit has become my extended family.”