Prominent Indian chef Vikas Khanna, of the Michelin-starred Junoon in New York City is in talks with a Hollywood studio to develop a biopic about the chef’s journey from Amritsar, India to the United States, reports Zee News.
Aside from a résumé that includes working with chefs like Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, Khanna is the host of MasterChef India, and is the author of several books on Indian cuisine including Flavors First, Hymns from the Soil, and Khanna Sutra.
Khanna has previously been named People Magazine India’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2011, and GQ India’s Man of the Year in 2012. However, Khanna is not expected to play himself, and already has a shortlist of Bollywood actors he believes might be a good fit.
"Yes, it's true. A Hollywood studio has approached me for this project. The plan is that I will first release a book, like a biography, and then follow it up with a movie," chef Khanna said in a statement according to Zee News. "In fact, the preparations have already started. I recently took them to Amritsar to show them that side of my life."