Growing up, we all have had our favourite dating spots. From ice cream parlours to the ghats of the river to cinema halls and even parar golis and parks – everyone has a haunt of their own. But what about our favourite Tollywood celebs? Where do they date? Has this question ever crossed your minds? Well, we have the answers for you. We got the actors of ZEE5 Original Bhalobashar Shohor to spill their favourite dating spots. Scroll down to find out.
Chandan Roy Sanyal
The favourite dating spots of now Mumbaikar Bhalobashar Shohor – Arshinagar actor Chandan Roy Sanyal? “See, I would say (laughs), definitely the coffee shop opposite St. Xavier’s College. I also used to like this really nice beer bar at the Fairlawn Hotel. Sadly, it has shut down. I have liked some places…I definitely like eateries but the small joints, not the famous ones. Also, this one place called Broadway Hotel which has some good food and some really cheap beer. Lot of Chinese in Tangra and Tung Fong in Park Street.”
“I am a big foodie and I love trying out different restaurants. But I can’t just choose one. Kolkata and food are very closely connected. I think you get the best food in Kolkata anyway. Also, both Gaurav (husband Gaurav Chakrabarty) and I love watching movies. We make it a point to at least watch one movie at the theatre every week. Also, sometimes when we are really tied up with work and don’t get too much time with each other, we make it a point to listen to good music and go on a drive. That is dating for us,” says Bhalobashar Shohor – Pori actor Ridhima Ghosh.
The Bhalobashar Shohor – Kolkatar Kobitara and Rani Rashmoni actor has quite a few favourites. Says Gourab: “My favourite dating spots would be the Lake, Southern Avenue, Swimming Pool in Salt Lake, Victoria Memorial, Vivekananda Park. A drive on the EM Bypass on a rainy afternoon…”
Isha is a north Kolkata girl and her dating spot choices reflect her love for her part of the city. “Since I am from north Kolkata and I know the places in that part of the city well, so of course Baghbazar ghat or Sobhabazar ghat or any good Gangar ghat, the College Street area –Coffee House, Paramount – they are all good dating spots. In south Kolkata, to be honest, right now a lot of things have changed. So, malls, cinema halls, etc. are good places to date. For me, purono Kolkata is most important. And of course, Victoria Memorial,” says the Bhalobashar Shohor — Kolkatar Kobitara actor.
Ridhima’s real-life husband and Bhalobashar Shohor – Pori co-actor Gaurav Chakrabarty says he hasn’t really visited too many dating spots. “But there are quite a few amazing romantic places in Kolkata. We shot in one – Princep Ghat. The location that it is in, I think it is one of the best places to go on a date. Incidentally during my first film opposite Ridhima, we did our first shot there. That is why Princep Ghat has this connect with us. And we got to shoot there again during Pori. Also, I don’t know if it still exists, there was this ice cream parlour Scoop which was a very nice place. There is something about the entire boulevard, the Hooghly river,” he says.
Rahul Arunoday Banerjee
Famous sharbat shop Paramount in College Street is what has Bhalobashar Shohor – Paramount actor Rahul Arunoday Banerjee’s heart. When asked about his favourite dating spots, he says: “Paramount is there on the top of the list and I am not saying that because I have done this film. People who know me know this. In fact, the entire College Street area is my favourite dating spot. Obviously, I have to have a like-minded person who loves books and their smell. I also like Dhakuria Lake. I have also dated around the Nandan area.”
Bhalobashar Shohor – Kolkatar Kobitara actor Saurav picks out a most unusual (for rest of Kolkatans that is) spot. He says: “There is a park next to South Point called Chaplin Park which is popular with Pointers and people from Patha Bhavan. That is where we used to date, hiding from our teachers who used to pass by from that area.”
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