Vikas Khanna is a man who dons many hats, besides his prized chef's hat.
This time around, the Michelin chef is putting on a director's hat. He has turned his upcoming book The Last Color into a movie starring Neena Gupta.
The book will release on the 18th of May.
The first look of the film will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.
SHE IS NOOR OF INDIAN ARTS. Thanks @masabagupta for your post years ago. It inspired me everyday. ❤️❤️❤️ Repost from @masabagupta @TopRankRepost #TopRankRepost Really excited for mom’s first outing at the Cannes Film Festival - the first look of her film will be unveiled on May 9th. Directed by this incredible,Multi-talented chef turned director @vikaskhannagroup ♥️ can’t wait to show you guys her looks for the festival.
The one hour 26 minute film is based on the infamous tradition of barring widows in Vrindavan from playing Holi.
Meet the legendary actress Neena Gupta ji who will play the role of NOOR in the upcoming film #TheLastColor Daily Ritual: Worshipping the rising Sun Dream: To play Holi like Radha, as her last wish. Favorite Possession: Her grandfather’s diary of Tagore’s poems Residence: Widows Ashram, Varanasi Played by: Neena Gupta Peaceful | Compassionate | Soulful The First Look of the Film will be showcased at @festivaldecannes on May 9th. 2018 Salute to @neena_gupta ji for playing the most amazing role. She is India’s treasure of theatre and arts field.
Clearly, Vikas Khanna is a man of many talents. And he believes in taking the road less travelled. How else can you explain a Michelin star chef to write a work of fiction, and then direct it!
And while we now know him as the awesome chef-turned-novelist-turned-director, he is also a great philanthropist.
In the past, he has auctioned a prized tome to feed 200,000 underprivileged children. And raised money to feed the elderly.
Most recently, he founded and curated India's first living culinary museum to keep the country's culinary past alive.
And shares all his heartwarming milestones with his favourite companion: his mother.
Can this guy be any more awesome!
All images sourced from Vikas Khanna's Instagram.