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Chef Vikas Khanna and Oscar Nominated Filmmaker Doug Roland host ‘Barefoot Empress’ premiere in NY

The event was attended by notable industry professionals such as world-renowned award-winning vocalist Ila Paliwal, Consulate General of India, Randhir Jaiswal, UN ambassador for India, Ruchira Kamboj, entrepreneur and philanthropist MR Rangaswami.

Vikas Khanna ( third from left) and Doug Roland (fifth from left) at the event in New York. Credits - Twitter/ @DougRoland

Michelin Star Chef, Vikas Khanna and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Doug Roland, recently hosted the premiere of their documentary film ‘Barefoot Empress: A Story of the Victory of the Human Spirit’, at the Asia Society headquarters in New York.

The film written and directed by Khanna, is based on the real life story of Karthyayani Amma, a temple cleaner who never had access to education as a girl, but finally gets a chance to join a first-grade class at the age of 96.

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