In June, this year, Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna launched a special in-flight menu on SpiceJet. The exclusive meal offered by the MasterChef India judge has a good cause behind it. The proceeds go to a reputed NGO supporting girl child education and empowerment. Recently, the Chef surprised SpiceJet passengers by serving his delicious meal himself on Shabana Azmi’s 73rd birthday. Read on to learn more about this special moment.
Vikas Khanna Celebrates Shabana Azmi’s 73rd Birthday Mid-Air
Vikas Khanna took to Instagram to share a special video where he surprised SpiceJet passengers by serving them his exclusively curated meals himself. As a tribute to Shabana Azmi, who plays a Chef in his next directorial project, Vikas Khanna took her 73rd birthday celebrations to the skies.
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In the video, The chef-author-director takes the airport shuttle bus and steps on the SpiceJet flight. Dressed in a black shirt and blue jeans, he gives a glimpse of his specially-curated menu. The pilot introduces the Chef and the passengers are overjoyed to see the celebrity chef unexpectedly on their flight. They welcome him with a round of applause and wide smiles.
Served Specially-Curated SpiceJet Meals For A Cause
Vikas Khanna himself serves his specially curated meal boxes to passengers. On the menu, passengers relished Vegetable Biryani, Chicken Aloo Bukhara Biryani, Paneer Bhurji Roll and Chicken Khurchan Roll. The celebrity chef revealed that it was Shabana Azmi’s 73rd birthday and she is the main star of his next film, where she plays the role of a chef. And the proceeds from his exclusive in-flight meal support the Mijwan Welfare Society.
This is a foundation run by actor Shabana Azmi, founded by her father, Kaifi Azmi. Mijwan Welfare Society supports women’s empowerment and girl-child education. So, what could be a better way for Chef Vikas Khanna to celebrate her birthday than to do his bit to support her NGO?
SpiceJet passengers certainly seemed to relish the meals and even clicked selfies with Vikas Khanna, mid-air, which he happily obliged. Interestingly, did you know Shabana Azmi didn’t know how to cook? To play the role of a chef in her upcoming film, she learnt to cook from scratch from none other than Chef Vikas Khanna. Watch her interview with Curly Tales where she spills the tea.
Meanwhile, are you curious to try Vikas Khanna’s specially curated SpiceJet meal for a cause?
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