Many Bollywood stars may have reached the pinnacle of success with regard to their acting career. They also may be earning big bucks from films, endorsements, IPL teams etc. But a true businessman has a zeal for venturing further and conquering uncharted territories. He/she cannot be satisfied with merely earning profits- it is what the profits are invested in that matters most. These celebrities wisely chose the one industry that never lets you down and is open to myriad experimentation and exploration. The food and beverage industry is blooming and they put their money in the right place. These st, however, er have not compromised on quality and their outlets have received rave reviews. They have brought innovation and class to the food and lounging industry and we have to say-we’re impressed! Little brings to you restaurants owned by Bollywood stars that you have to check out, and you will not be disappointed.
- Someplace Else- Bobby Deol
The ‘Barsaat’, ‘Soldier’ and ‘Gupt’ star has been away from the spotlight for a few years now and here’s why. Someplace Else is a lavishly designed and beautifully decorated restaurant with naturally landscaped outdoor seating as well as lush indoor seating. This restaurant in Andheri, Mumbai serves a combination of Indian and Chinese food and promises quality above everything else.
- Lap, The Lounge- Arjun Rampal
Arjun Rampal, from ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Rock on’ fame started this lounge in 2009 in the national capital Delhi. Designed and furnished by Gauri Khan, wife of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal, Lap’s interiors are breathtakingly imbued with luxury and extravagant chandeliers. This nightclub always has a great line-up of DJs and weekends are the busiest days because the party is always on here.
- Club Royalty- Shilpa Shetty
She enjoyed a glorious time under the limelight and has ever since been seen to venture into different business ventures. The IPL team Rajasthan Royals was one such investment that has worked out successful for her. Royalty, the Club has taken her royal streak further in Bandra, Mumbai. The décor of the club tries to reflect the name through antique lamps and a golden lion head (much like the RR logo). It has a fair share of Bollywood appearances such as Salman Khan and John Abraham. Though the cover charges, alcohol and food prices are in line with its name “Royalty”, the space itself is one of the most happening clubs in Mumbai with new lineups of artists and DJs.
- Bangali Mashi’s Kitchen- Sushmita Sen
This outlet is probably the most low-budget eating outlet on the list with a tariff of 650 for two. It showcases Sen’s intense love for Bengali food. A humble establishment in Navi Mumbai, it does not boast of extravagant interiors yet has been acclaimed for its authentic Bengali cuisine. While fish is the frontrunner in the cuisine, you can gorge on the Thalis as well. Sushmita takes a personal interest in the eatery and if you are lucky you might just encounter her at the outlet.
- The Elbo Room- Chunky Pandey
Known for his comic roles in ‘Housefull’, ‘Hamshakals’ and ‘Kya super cool hain ham’, Chunky Pandey’s ‘The Elbo Room’ will send you on a trip down memory lane. With an option of outdoor and indoor seating, the outlet plays hits from the 80s and 90s and projects their flashy yet groovy music videos as well. This cozy outlet in Khar, Mumbai, also has lineups of DJs on weekends and serves Italian and Continental food that its regulars swear by!
- Crepe Station- Dino Morea
As the name suggests, crepes and waffles are the specialty at Dino Morea’s café chain ‘Crepe Station’. This outlet, first opened in Mumbai, has now spread across the country, proving Dino to be an efficient businessman. The former model turned actor has starred in various films like ‘Raaz’, ‘Pyaar Impossible’ and more recently, ‘Happy New Year’.
- N Grill- Nagarjuna
The winner of three Filmfare Awards (South) and the National Film Award, Nagarjuna has dabbled in Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films (Known for his roles in LOC Kargil and Shiva). As if that wasn’t enough, he also runs N Grill in Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad that serves Italian, European, Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. It is an elegant space (serving alcohol) ideal for family dinners as well as luxury outings, and specializes in grills, pastas and mezze platters.
These are some of the most successful ventures by Bollywood stars that you must pay a visit to. They are sure to leave you as amazed as their performances on-screen do. Don’t forget to check out LittleApp.in before you head out!