Mischa Barton loving her masala chai and sitar lessons in India

December 31st, 2008 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 31 (ANI): Former The O.C. star Mischa Barton is embracing the Indian culture as she films for her new movie in the country based on real-life Bhopal industrial disaster.

The 22-year-old actress, whos is shooting in Hyderabad, is enjoying traditional fare, and is also learning to play sitar.

Ive been having an amazing spiritual exploration visiting Hindu temples and learning about Buddhism, both beautiful religions, the Daily Express quoted her as writing on her website.

Hyderabad where were filming is a real inspiration in the fact that Christians, Muslims and Hindus all get along so harmoniously, she added.

Barton is even impressed with the traditional Masala Chai tea.

“I must admit I used to make fun of people who were all into yoga and chai tea thinking it was another ridiculous health fad.

But now Im that person! First of all Masala Chai tea, the traditional way with milk and sugar is delicious, and this is coming from a brit who only likes my breakfast tea!” she added.

However, the actress is most pleased to learn the new musical instrument.

I must say my goal coming here was to learn to play the sitar and its coming along real slow as apparently its not that easy to procure a great sitar teacher here, I guess it’’s not late 60s with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison roaming around unfortunately!!!! she added.

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