Viral video shows Vikas Khanna's response to a question asked by BBC anchor related to hunger and his poverty
New Delhi: Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna has already won over millions of hearts with his massive food distribution drives among the poor and needy during COVID-19 pandemic. During a recent interview with international news media BBC, Khanna spoke about his food distribution drive and a part of the show is not going viral on the internet for all the right reasons.
The viral clip of the show shows Vikas's response to a question by the BBC anchor on hunger. The anchor says: "You’ve cooked for the Obamas, you’ve been on 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." The anchor meant to ask if Khanna's motivation behind the food distribution drive was from his sense of hunger during his stay in India.
Khanna, replying to the anchor in a very calm manner, said that his sense of hunger didn't come from India but instead from New York. He further explains that he belongs to Amritsar, Punjab where langars feed every hungry person in the city. However, it was very difficult for him to grow up in New York as a brown kid and during his days of struggle there, he learned the true meaning of hunger.
Watch the video here: