Mumbai, June 26 -- Acting might be their full-time profession, but many stars in Bollywood also make it a point to find time for other interests.
One such hobby that seems to have become a common element among a number of them is farming. The latest actor to make her interest in farming public is Shraddha Kapoor.
"I know it has nothing to do with films, but I want to have my own farm, where I will grow vegetables, and rear cattle," says the actor, revealing that, for now, she has settled for gardening, which is also something she enjoys.
"But of late, I have not had the time to do it. I had this phase between Teen Patti (2010), Luv Ka The End (2011) and Aashiqui 2 (2013), when I was fully into gardening. I really love nature and plants.
The feeling of being able to nurture them myself is fantastic," she says.
Besides Shraddha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, too, had earlier told HT Cafe that he wants to buy a small piece of land - either in his village, Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, or somewhere close to Mumbai - where he can indulge in farming, whenever he has the time.
"There always comes a saturation point after you have been working continuously. I would love to take a break for three or four months, and do some farming," the critically-acclaimed actor had said.
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IRRFAN KHAN: The actor grows organic fruits and vegetables at his farm in Nashik. Apparently, he also grows vegetables on a small plot of land he owns in Mumbai.
SALMAN KHAN: He has been growing vegetables like potatoes, tomatoes and pumpkins at his famous farmhouse in Panvel for many years. Most of the produce is consumed at his Bandra (W) home.
BOBBY DEOL: Apparently, Bobby and his family own several farms. He loves to spend time at some of them in Punjab. His father, Dharmendra, has always promoted organic food.
PRAKASH RAJ: He does organic farming at two of his farms - one is in Hyderabad, and the other is in Mahabalipuram. In March, he tweeted, "Reaping vegetables... Without pesticides... A calm beautiful day spent farming.. Proud of the outcome... Cheers (sic)." He recently also purchased a tractor for his farms.
NANA PATEKAR: The actor, who owns a farmhouse in Khadakwasla near Pune, apparently grows wheat and chickpeas there. He sells the produce in the market, and shares the money with his farmers.