Scottish curry boss 'surprised' after starring in a Walkers crisp TV advert

By Kris Gourlay

The owner of a Midlothian Indian restaurant says he was 'surprised' after being picked to star in a new advert for Walkers crisps.

Habibur Khan, who owns The Radhuni in Loanhead, found out earlier this year that his signature dish had inspired a new Chicken Madras flavour of crisps.

Radhuni, the Bangladeshi-Indian restaurant which is currently 'Curry Restaurant of The Year', has their logo on each packet of the crisps.

The new advert, which showcases three new unique flavours of crisps, features Habibur Khan showing off his proud creation. Walkers are also offering local support with a £5 off eating out voucher with every packet of their new range.

Walkers produces 11 million bags of snacks every day and is one of the most known food brands in the country. They selected The Radhuni restaurant after developing a taste for the curry classic and have also based other flavours on dishes created in Newcastle and West Yorkshire.

Walkers have released three new unique flavours based on popular dishes (Image: Walkers). (Walkers)

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Speaking on the achievement of appearing in the advert, Habibur said: “I was surprised but proud to be the only restaurant owner featured in the advert. I only appear for a few seconds so it’s hardly the start of a great acting career!”.

He added: ”Having one of our recipes and the restaurant featured on hundreds of thousands of crisp packets all over Britain is further testimony to the traditions and authentic recipes our multi award-winning kitchen team continues to uphold and serve".

The advert, which features Habibur, can be viewed here


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