Saif Ali Khan will be training under top chefs to learn culinary skills to be authentic as possible for the remake of the 2014 American comedy ��Chef�۪, which was written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau.
According to The Times of India, ��Airlift�۪ (2016) director Raja Krishna Menon will direct the film in Hindi with Khan in the lead. Menon tells PTI, “The film requires lot of preparations. Saif will undergo extensive training for two months or so to look and act like a chef. He will learn culinary skills, take cooking classes, also get trained under an experienced chef from India and abroad. We will also put him in kitchen after his training.”
Menon goes on to say that Khan is keen on making things look convincing in the film. “He (Saif) is excited about the film. He feels that the film requires prep (preparation for the role). We don’t want anyone to question.”
The lead actress hasn�۪t been decided upon yet. The film revolves around the life of a professional chef, who quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity to its controlling owner and later launches a food truck with his friend and son.
“The film is set in India. The basic idea is same but the way the story progresses is different. We will shoot at five-six different locations. The shooting mostly will begin after monsoon,” Menon added. The remake version of ‘Chef’ will be produced by Abundantia Entertainment, Eros International and Alumbra Entertainment.