Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna's befitting reply to BBC news anchor when the later asked the Indian-origin chef that whether his sense of hunger came from India has won hearts over social media.
Vikas Khanna has been devotedly working towards distributing food grains to organisations and orphanages amid the pandemic. While speaking about his food distribution programme during the lockdown, the news anchor asked as to whether the chef's humble background was the reason behind his empathy.
"You've cooked for the Obamas, you've been on a 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 was quoted saying.
To which Vikas Khanna gave a befitting reply and said, "No, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York."
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
The video went viral on social media and many showered praises on the chef for his apt reply to the BBC anchor's question.
While many were found criticizing the journalist for the appalling nature of his question.
The thought process of anchor is clearly racist in approach. Very happy of the reply given by Vikas Khanna.— D Prasanth Nair (@DPrasanthNair) June 27, 2020