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THREATENED TO CHOP MY FINGERS B'COZ I WAS INDIAN TELLS CHEF VIKAS KHANNA

By Siddharth Singh . 19th January 2018 10:30pm
THREATENED TO CHOP MY FINGERS B'COZ I WAS INDIAN TELLS CHEF VIKAS KHANNA

Starting his journey from the holy city of Amritsar, Punjab he has rose to the highest level of success and was named as the "Hottest Chef of America" by People magazine. Not only this but the Indian celebrity chef has also won a Michelin star for his restaurant in New York. But very few of you will be aware that there was a time when people made fun of Vikas Khanna's accent and threatened to chop his fingers just because of his nationality. The Michelin-starred celebrity chef shared an anecdote from his life experience and recalled his struggles at an episode of "TED Talks India Nayi Soch", Khanna added; "In 2001, the owner of the hotel where I was working, used to put me down in every way possible by saying that I was good for nothing. At every point in time, he would scare me, insult me and make fun of my accent". Recalling one incident, he said: "One day, just for fun, he spat in my coffee and everyone started laughing at me. Few days later, he got very drunk and picked a big knife to cut my fingers. It was that day that I ran out of that place and realized that my struggle isn't going to be easy." The episode will air on Sunday.

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