Sonam Kapoor, who made her red carpet appearance at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, also launched four times Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna's most awaited book 'Utsav - A Culinary Epic' at the French Riviera yesterday. Interestingly, India's Chef Vikas Khanna is the first chef to walk the red carpet at the festival to launch his book 'Utsav', which is the most costly cookbook and weighs over 15 kilos.
Though the book will have a formal launch in India by PM Narendra Modi, the team approached international fashion icon Sonam Kapoor to first launch the book at the French Riviera due to her popularity. Confirming the news, Chef Vikas Khanna said in a statement, "Sonam Kapoor is an avid follower of Indian culture and cuisine. It was a pleasure to have her join in the world premiere of 'Utsav'."
Sharing the news a source said, "Since 'Utsav' is a tribute to India's rich culture, chef Vikas Khanna was keen to have Sonam launch the book at the 68th Cannes Film festival as she represents all that is Indian on the global front. Post her first red carpet appearance, Sonam took time out to launch Khanna's cookbook".