By Hindustan Times
When international pop queen Lady Gaga was in Delhi earlier this week, she gorged on chicken tikka spring roll and masala raita, gifted a bottled of her un-launched perfume and even left funds for the Naz Foundation.
The 25-year-old American star, who was staying at the Taj Mahal Hotel’s Rajput Presidential suite, also asked for special fitness equipment to be placed in her suite for her stay.
What’s more, she bonded closely with the hotel’s butler and spa therapist. So much so that she decided to wear a sari for a social appearance after the butler, Ananya, suggested that she do so. She expressed a desire to see the Taj Mahal in Agra, to which the lady butler brought a miniature replica of the monument along with a write-up on it.
Lady Gaga also spoke about her involvement with charitable activities concerning orphans. Since she was short of time, she requested Ananya to donate proceeds on her behalf to Naz Foundation in Delhi, which is home to 30 orphans affected with HIV AIDS. Touched by the hospitality extended, she also gifted her a designer ‘Lady Gaga’ perfume which is yet to be launched in the market.
Gaga was also impressed by the Indian spa therapies she indulged in, during her stay. “I have never got such an incredible body Massage in US,” she said.
As for food, on her platter were continental and Indian specialty dishes like ‘Egg white purses stuffed with mixed vegetables flavoured with ginger, grilled vegetable skewers, turkey ham and tomato panini with masala raita, Kamut spaghetti in arabiata sauce with vegetables, Sprouted Tortilla Wraps with Turkey Bacon, Chick pea fritters, Chicken tikka spring roll, crafted by the hotel’s chef Amit Chowdhary in tandem with the Lady’s personal chef.