Dr Biju's 'Veyilmarangal' has taken Mollywood to new heights. Having bagged the very prestigious 'Outstanding artistic achievement' at Shanghai international film festival, 'Veyilmarangal' has won the hearts of Malayalam movie lovers as it took state-award winning actor Indrans to international fame. Life had given tough times to Indrans but decades of endurance and struggle won him the stardom he deserves. But here's what gave this gifted talent a tough time even after winning the 'Golden Goblet' at Shanghai film fest – a pair of chopsticks! In a video he shared on his official Facebook page, Indrans is seen struggling with a pair of Chopsticks in a restaurant in China.
The actor captioned the video with a humorous comment: 'Had this waiter known Malayalam, he would have definitely asked me to leave these sticks behind and relish the food using hands.'
The videos shows a young waiter teaching Indrans how to hold the chopsticks and eat rice using it. Next to him sits director Dr Biju, who is also seen puzzled yet trying to eat using the chopsticks.
Almost a lakh of Facebook users have reacted to the video within a day after the post cropped up. His fans asked Indrans to take the challenge in a 'sportsman spirit' in their comments. 'You are trapped!!' - said a follower while another one lauded Indrans' courage to post his naivety online.
Here's how to use chopsticks
Not only Indrans but many of us would have wondered how the Chinese and Japanese devour soupy and ricy nosh effortlessly using chopsticks. Eating Chinese food with a fork is okay in an informal eatery or in your own dining room but if you plan to call on a typical Chinese/Japanese diner where forks aren't even offered as cutlery, it is always good to know how to clutch a pair of chopsticks and dine using it.
Chopsticks are a pair of thin, tapered sticks made of wood, ivory or plastic. They are held together in one hand and used as eating utensils quite like a spoon or a fork. Here's how to use them:
1. Grab both chopsticks with one hand.
2. Hold the upper chopstick like a pencil, with your thumb paced towards its base.
3. Hold the lower chopstick in the same direction, placing it on your ring finger.
4. Move the upper chopstick using your index and middle fingers.
5. Pick a portion of your food using the tips of these two chopsticks and eat!