A recent interview of Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna is going viral on Twitter for giving a befitting reply to a news anchor.
The celebrated chef recently garnered praises for his efforts to distribute meals and essential supplies during the ongoing novel coronavirus lockdown. To talk about his efforts of conducting these mass food distribution drives, Khanna recently appeared for an interview.
During the session, Khanna was talking about his initiative, when the BBC anchor suggested that the chef would understand hunger as he does not come from a rich family. To which, Khanna hit back with a humbling yet truthful answer. He said that his sense of hunger comes from New York and not India.
Take a look:
Vikas Khanna, michelin star chef, gives it back to BBC news anchor.— Harpreet (@CestMoiz) June 27, 2020
Anchor: In India, you were not from a rich family. So your sense of hunger must have come from there.
Vikas: NO, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York! pic.twitter.com/u06BJDSzvj
In the video, the anchor asks Khanna, "You’ve cooked for the Obamas, you’ve been on the TV show with Gordon Ramsay. But it wasn’t always that way, was it? You’re not from a rich family. So, I dare say, you understand how precarious it can be in India."
To which Khanna replied with a calm and humble tone, "I understand, but my sense of hunger didn’t come from India so much because I was born and raised in Amritsar. We have a huge community kitchen where everyone gets fed. The entire city can feed there. But my sense of hunger came from New York when I was struggling here from the very bottom."
The video instantly went viral on Twitter and managed to garner over 492k views. Netizens also dropped comments praising the chef.
See the comments:
@TheVikasKhanna does it again, slaying so gently and with such ease n humility. The best swords do not leave a mark or spill a drop even as they do their work !!— vinita_nigam (@vinita_nigam) June 28, 2020
Beautifully said Chef!!! Proud of you.— Sanjeev Barua (@SanjeevBarua_) June 28, 2020
Excellent Answer— Samrat Sarkar (@SamratS26273564) June 28, 2020
What a reply! Spoken very simply, subtly but leaving a lifelong impression in the mind of the anchor who dare asked such a question.— Shweta Saboo Khator (@KhatorSaboo) June 28, 2020
Wow @TheVikasKhanna take a bow man— Gaurav (@gauravgkk) June 28, 2020
His sense of *service* came from India where the common folks, the economically challenged folks, live in close knit social circles, helping each other get by.— Dibyendu Nandi (@ydnadydnad) June 28, 2020
Brilliant reply!— Shalini (@Shalini12085743) June 28, 2020
This is amazing— Amuda Khanna (@AmudaKhanna) June 28, 2020
At the time of writing this article, the tweet had more than 37.4k likes and 14k retweets.
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