Chef Vikas Khanna’s directorial debut The Last Color's teaser will unveil at Cannes Film Festival 2018


Celebrity chef, author and MasterChef India judge Vikas Khanna has added another feather to his cap. He has directed his first feature film The Last Color and its first look and teaser will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 today. The film is an adaptation of a book that he wrote some years ago and stars Neena Gupta in the lead role. Other than the veteran actress the film also star child artist Aqsa Siddiqui and Rudrani Chettri and revolves around the Supreme Court order against an age-old tradition of not allowing widows in Vrindavan to play Holi.

Vikas who is very excited about the film said, “It’s a very emotional story which I had started working on in 2011 when I had learnt that widows are not allowed to play Holi. One of them reminisced, ‘Aarey bachpan mein toh main Radha ki tarah Holi khelti thi’ and those words have haunted me since, so I wrote this piece of fiction imagining the glorious change that would come about if they were allowed to celebrate the festival of colours too.” Most of the sequences and dialogues were inspired by real people from Varanasi and Vrindavan.


Vikas has come a long way from being born with misaligned feet and not able to run until he was 13 years old. His love for cuisines and food has made him a celebrity around the world and now with a novel and a film under his belt he has ensured that he live many lives in one life time. Talking about his book and the film Khanna had said, “It’s a very simple story capturing the richness of India. I found this story so compelling that I couldn’t resist telling it to the world. I mean, imagine being denied the right to touch colour. My life is all about colour in the form of spices and vegetables; the thought that if someone took that privilege away from me, drove me crazy.”