Chef Vikas Khanna’s Reply To BBC Journalist On ‘Sense Of Hunger’ Wins The Internet!
A BBC news anchor recently asked Michelin star chef Vikas Khanna if his sense of hunger had stemmed from India since he did not grow up in a “rich” household and Khanna’s befitting reply is winning the internet.
The 48-year-old Punjab-born chef has been hitting the headlines when he started an initiative to distribute dry ration to old-age homes, orphanages and leprosy centres in India amid the coronavirus pandemic in April.
Khanna was speaking about the drive when the BBC anchor asked if the chef understood the sense of hunger since he did not hail from a rich family.
“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 said.
To which Vikas Khanna, replied, “No, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York.”
Watch the video here:
Vikas Khanna, michelin star chef, gives it back to BBC news anchor.
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
— Harpreet (@CestMoiz) June 27, 2020
The video clip soon went viral on social media like a wild fire, with many lauding Khanna for his response. Check out some of the fans’ reaction below:
He gave him back with interest.😆😆
— अनादि मिश्र 🇮🇳 (@Aadi_Anadi_) June 27, 2020
He just demonstrated the recipie for “CHUTNEY”!!!🤣
— Vinayak Bhave (@bhave_vinayak) June 27, 2020
Hats off #VikasKhanna ..this is not answer this is a big slap of him.
— pooja (@pooja870) June 30, 2020
“My sense of hunger came from New York, not India.” –
Slash that British slave mentality
Proud of Vikas Khanna! 🙂
— Indu Makkal Katchi ( Official ) (@Indumakalktchi) June 30, 2020
#VikasKhanna I admire this man 🙌🏽Being a big public figure still he is still connected to his town and proudly represents it worldwide❤️
His answer made me so proud
“I am from Amritsar,everyone gets fed there in the langars,whole city can be fed,My sense of hunger came from NY” pic.twitter.com/ZHTSGt1pCM
— HEER☬☆ (@HeerSaleti_) June 30, 2020
— Hitendra Mishra (@hi10mishra) June 27, 2020
India cheers you @TheVikasKhanna for the difference you’re making.
We cheer LOUDER for your reply about Indian poverty triggering your generosity.
‘NO, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York!’🙏https://t.co/JAnLf8dqYY
— CP Gurnani (@C_P_Gurnani) June 27, 2020
This #bbcnews anchor needs to get over his “Colonized Hangover”. #VikasKhanna said the right thing : “NO, I am from Amritsar, everyone gets fed there in the langars. My sense of hunger came from New York!” pic.twitter.com/byx3Q3J8P6
— SabseAnmol (@anmology) June 28, 2020