Punam Shatrughan Sinha has been regularly churning out ghar ka khaana for her daughter Sonakshi's Joker co-star and co-producer, Akshay Kumar. A source close to the actor reveals, "Akki calls Punam the lady with hands of gold. In fact, he feels she's the best 'master chef' he knows.
The actor's diet has gone for a toss as he's been sampling all the delicacies she rustles up. Akshay loves Bengali food in particular and Mrs Sinha made it a point to cook mustard fish and bring it for him."
Says Sonakshi's mom, "I love cooking as it is therapeutic for me. I made Bengali mustard fish, masala mutton paaya and other stuff for Akshay and the Joker cast and crew. My bhabhi stays in Chandigarh so I would cook at her place or at the hotel we stayed in.I am used to the earlier style of filmmaking when we would shoot for BR Chopra etc and got food from the house and ate it on the sets like one big family."
She jokingly adds that all the rich and delicious dishes that she whipped up must have irritated Akshay's trainer Jennifer, who travels with him all the time. "When Akshay would eat all that I cooked for him I would catch Jennifer looking at me as if admonishing me for wreaking havoc with his diet. Finally when I left Chandigarh I told her that I was going away."