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India is the love of Sonnenblick’s life


American actor Edward Sonnenblick will be exploring Indian culture and its diversity with the “Indipedia” TV show. He says India is the love of his life, and there is “nowhere else” he would rather live except for this country.

The show explores the reasons, beliefs and logic behind the customs and rituals observed in India. “India is the love of my life. I was delighted when I was approached to do this show, as it revolves around captivating facts of the country, which makes me fall for it, over and over again. ‘Indipedia’ is about discovering deeper facts not just seeing sights,” Sonnenblick said.

“What does ‘Om’ really mean? Why is the symbol the way it is? Why do vehicles have nimbu-mirchi tied to their bonnets? What is the solah shringaar? These are the questions that have always popped up in my head and through ‘Indipedia’, I have had a chance to explore these,” he added.

Sonnenblick, settled in India, has also made name for himself as a chef and a comedian. He has featured in films like “Neerja”, “Dum Maaro Dum” and “Rangoon”.

He says he has learned several things with the show. “Where do I even start? Every episode takes on a new topic like Om, Sringaar, spices, doorways, truck art… so each trip was like a whole certification course in itself and its stuff that nobody’s even out there teaching,” he said.