She is one of Bollywood’s top Casting Directors. Recently, you saw her work in the stunning Sanjay Leela Bhansali vehicle, Bajirao Mastani. When she is not scouting for celluloid talent, Shruti Mahajan likes to take off to lands far and wide. She gave us her travel secrets in an exclusive interview.

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  • One place you keep going back to:

Paris. It’s like my boyfriend and I feel so much for it. Everything about Paris is just wow. I love watching French plays, tasting the wine, sitting in the quaint cafés and having breakfast, taking a stroll through Montmartre or just sitting under the Eiffel tower. And the gourmet French cuisine is something to die for.

  • A local dish you tasted and absolutely loved:

I love the savoury street food of Bangkok. The pan Asian culinary scene is thriving and the variety of soups, noodles on offer is amazing. The desserts are very simple yet sublime.

Another thing that I absolutely love are French croissants. Pair one with a nice cup of coffee and you are set for the day.

  • Your favourite travel tip:

The key to life-altering and memory-making travel is to do it like a local. Start your morning off with an espresso at the local café on the side street. Sit back, relax, and enjoy people watching. Take in all of the sights and see what everyone is doing. Or just hang out at a local bar, you never know, you may end up with the best tips on places to go visit and restaurants to eat at.

  • Next place on your wish list:

Norway. I am dying to see the Northern Lights. Although, it’s very much out there on the internet with all the images floating around but I just feel that being there at the moment and taking it all in would be quite an experience.