1.Rajeev Khandelwal as Chef Vikram
ZEE5 and ALTBalaji entered a one-of-its-kind partnership recently wherein you’ll now be able to watch ALTBalaji series on ZEE5 as well. Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala is an upcoming ALTBalaji Original and ZEE5 Original set to premiere on the said OTT platforms on 3 September 2019. The digital drama brings powerhouse performers Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya and Rajeev Khandelwal together for the first time! Ahead of its release, we enlist seven reasons why you should savour this sweet and spicy recipe. Catch a glimpse here:
Rajeev stars as Michelin-starred Chef Vikram in Cold Lassi aur Chicken Masala. The talented performer, who earlier hosted a chat show Juzz Baatt, is known to slip under the skin of his characters easily. His interesting innings in the past and a dashing avatar as seen in the posters and teasers of Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala are getting us all excited!
2. Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya as Chef Nitya
Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya started her career with Zee Teen Queen and rose to fame with Banoo Main Teri Dulhann. The gorgeous starlet is best known for her stint in the leading TV show Yeh Hai Mohabbatein. Breaking her image of a docile Indian bahu, Divyanka features in Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala as Chef Nitya.
Her glamorous avatar and the role of a chef are to watch out for! She even chopped her hair to essay the sophisticated and versatile woman Nitya is.
3. Rajeev and Divyanka's love story is all spices and food
Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala revolves around Vikram (Rajeev Khandelwal) and Nitya (Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya). Vikram is a rustic charmer while Nitya is a modern-day girl. Cupid strikes the two when they bond over their love for cooking, training to become chefs. The aspiring chefs get married but a grave mistake tears their relationship apart.
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Vikram goes on to become a Michelin-starred chef while Nitya claims fame too. They come face-to-face after eight years when Vikram buys the hotel Nitya works at. He is still very much in love with her but Nitya cannot stand Vikram’s presence. What happens after Nitya’s ex-boss extends her contract with the new owner (Vikram), without her knowledge, forms the rest of the narrative.
4. A treat for food lovers
Besides Divyanka and Rajeev’s crackling chemistry, along with themes of romance, separation, betrayal running in parallel, Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala is a treat for foodies. The two actors essay chefs and thus, it is only natural we shall see them prepare exotic recipes and food dishes. Both Rajeev and Divyanka too training under real chefs to ace their part in the web series.
5. Pradeep Sarkar
Pradeep Sarkar, who has earlier directed hits like Parineeta, Mardaani, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag amongst others, has helmed Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala. Talking about the digital drama, he told a leading news portal, “I decided to take up Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala because of human relationships and conflicts in the backdrop of gourmet cooking. What really stood out on set was the fine acting prowess shown by Divyanka and Rajeev, that also allowed them to contribute to the storytelling process. I am sure the audiences will love it.”
6. A brilliant soundtrack
The first song from Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala ‘Alvida Phir Kyu Kaha’ released yesterday and boy, we are floored. It definitely has our interest piqued for what the rest of the album would be like. Rest assured, you are bound to get a taste of pain and romance!
Watch Alvida Phir Kyu Kaha here:
7. Great supporting cast
Besides Divyanka and Rajeev, the web series also stars Barkha Sengupta, Maninee Mishra, Navneet Nishan and Priyanshu Chatterjee in important roles.
On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you for Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala? Share your reply in the comments section below.
In the meantime, watch Mahie Gill’s silent but deadly avatar on Posham Pa, now streaming on ZEE5.