While the Indian subcontinent is reeling under a heat wave, Istanbul is freezing cold. And Anushka Sharma, who was in the Turkish big city to shoot for a magazine feature, had to bear the brunt.
A source says, “It was very cold in Istanbul while she was there for a shoot. The entire crew was covered in layers of clothes. We were taken aback at what Anushka was given to wear. Her costume for the shoot was a red coloured sleeveless dress with a thigh-high slit. While we all gasped, the actress didn’t even flinch!”
Turkish photographer Cihan Alpgiray shot with the actress and was apparently impressed with her enthusiasm.
The source adds, “Naturally, Anushka too felt cold but she never showed the discomfort on her face. In fact, after she finished the shoot the crew stood up and applauded her. The international crew too holds her in high regards. The entire team had a lot of fun.”
Istanbul (/ˌɪstænˈbʊl/ ISS-tan-BUUL, also US: /ˈɪstænbʊl/ ISS-tan-buul; Turkish: İstanbul [isˈtanbuɫ] (About this soundlisten)), formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural and historic center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosporus strait (which separates Europe and Asia) between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Its commercial and historical center lies on the European side and about a third of its population lives in suburbs on the Asian side of the Bosporus. With a total population of around fifteen million residents in its metropolitan area, Istanbul is one of the world’s largest cities by population, ranking as the world’s fifteenth-largest city and the largest city in Europe. The city is the administrative centre of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (coterminous with Istanbul Province).
There is an Indian community in İstanbul, most of them working in multinational companies. The city of İstanbul, especially the 5 stars hotels in the Bosphorus have been “most prefferred” wedding ceremony venue and/or destination for a long time.
There are Indian restaurants besides the international and worth to taste Turkish cuisine. Vegetarians and vegans are welcomed in many restaurants.