Vikas Khanna takes Lata's blessings for 'MasterChef India'

Mumbai: Celebrity chef Vikas Khanna visited melody queen Lata Mangeshkar to take her blessings for the fifth season of cooking-based reality TV show "MasterChef India".

Khanna met Mangeshkar here on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi on Monday. 

"It is my fourth year at Mangeshkar's house where I have kept my promise to Lata ji. I visit her house on the first day of Ganpati," Khanna said in a statement. 

The Michelin-starred chef added: "She (Mangeshkar) is like a motherly figure to me and it is always a pleasure and delight to visit her. She wished me and the contestants luck for the upcoming season of 'Masterchef India' which really means a lot to me."

Khanna along with Kunal Kapur and Zorawar Kalra will be seen judging and mentoring the contestants of the Star Plus show. 

The fifth season will reiterate how the skill of a chef is acquired over years of learning and practising with passion, hard work and toil, knowledge and excellence and their spirit to be applauded by one and all.