Tell us something about handling the kids as judges on the show.
It was a fun experience altogether, but the kids are very naughty I am telling you! They used to drive me crazy on the sets by running everywhere. I used to run behind them to make them sit in one place and complete the shoot. Even I am a father to a cute kid, so I understand how it goes. I know how to handle kids. So yeah, the sets used to be all filled with fun, laughter, and games with kids around.
Tell us something about the off-screen fun that takes place on the sets with the kids.
There is this kid Garvit. He is the naughtiest of them all and he has answers to every question of yours! He is the one who keeps running the most and then every single person on the set is chasing him to ensure that he doesn’t hurt himself while playing. The other kids are cute too. There is this girl Pari and she does complete justice to her name because she is cute and an angel too.
Tell us something about the show.
Kitchen Champion is a cook-off between celebrities and the winner earns the title of ‘Kitchen Champion. The twist in the show is that the kids are the judges. They will judge the dishes prepared by the celebs and give their unbiased opinions after tasting the dish. And kids as we know don’t get impressed in one go! So that’s going to be a challenging part for the celebs to ensure that they cook dishes that can win kids’ hearts. The one who wins would be awarded the title ‘Kitchen Champion.
Do you cook at your place? Do we get to see Arjun taking up cooking on the show as well?
The audience might get to see Arjun in the kitchen of Kitchen Champion! Somewhere the audience will get a glimpse of chef Arjun. Also, during my struggling days, I used to cook all by myself. Let me make it a point here that when I say cooking, I don’t mean just preparing a bowl full of Maggie! By cooking, I mean a proper meal and I can even knead the dough. So, I am hands-on when it comes to cooking!
You have experience working with kids on set. How do you handle your son’s mischief?
Honestly, when my wife and I are together with him he is the naughtiest. Times when he is alone with his mom, he is the calmest child ever but the moment I enter the house he is back in his element, and he knows dad gives him the freedom to be naughty and play around.
Do you like acting or hosting?
Anyday acting. I have always been an actor, but I do host for fun. In Kitchen Champion, the audience will get to know more about Arjun Bijlani. Live interactions with the audience are also something I love. When you are into a character then you have your limitations but when you are out as a host you can have fun and just be yourself.