“Buried Seeds uncovers many memories and emotions that were hidden inside me for so long” – Chef Vikas Khanna

National Geographic, known for bringing stories that take you on an enlightening and
transformative journey, is celebrating this Independence Day with the premiere of Buried Seeds, the life story of
Michelin chef Vikas Khanna. National Geographic in India is bringing to its viewers the timeless and true story of
human passion and willpower on television for the first time.
Directed and produced by contemporary filmmaker Andrei Severny, the film traces the journey of Vikas Khanna from
his beginnings as a child with misaligned feet to the man who took Indian cuisine to the world. Vikas narrates the
incredible story of how he learned to walk and won people’s hearts with the magic of his cooking. Along the way, he
becomes one of the most influential chefs in the world and a cultural ambassador of India. The film also captures the
true essence of Indian culture, heritage, and customs through kaleidoscopic visuals of India, with all the beauty,
bonding, and sacrifices made by an Indian family to fulfill the dream of their child.
“At National Geographic, we believe in telling stories that are perspective-shifting, eye-opening and sometimes even
life-changing. This Independence Day, we wanted to celebrate by giving our viewers an exclusive access to the story
of an Indian icon – Vikas Khanna. Buried Seeds is a transformational story of passion, devotion, faith combined with
Vikas’ immense love for Indian culture. We are confident that this storytelling will give viewers an incredible
perspective into the chef’s life. It is truly a moment of pride to associate with Vikas and Andrei and bring their film to
our audiences for the very first time on television on such a significant day,” said a National Geographic
“Buried Seeds is very personal to me. It’s a collective wisdom of everybody that influenced and inspired me, from
poets, philosophers, mentors to family members. Their words are with me through every struggle or triumph. Buried
Seeds uncovers many memories and emotions that were hidden inside me for so long. It is my hope that people will
see something of themselves in my story. I hope they will see the possibilities for what they can become. The music
does not end in us. Sometimes we need to open our hearts and listen. That’s what Buried Seeds helped me do in my
life – and that’s what I believe it can offer to others,” said Vikas Khanna
“Buried Seeds offers a fresh perspective in these challenging times. The seeds are inside each of us; they unite us
and will only grow strong. The old “you” will die to give space to the new “you” – a particle in the long chain of
generations, a speck of dust of collective wisdom and an everlasting sacrifice for the children and those who come
after. I am very grateful to National Geographic and its magnificent team for a chance to share the film with its
audience. I hope this film will make the viewers think and look at their own lives and dreams in a new light,” said
Andrei Severny
The film has been distributed by FilmKaravan
Buried Seeds will air on 15 th August 2021, at 9.00 pm on National Geographic in India
About National Geographic Partners
National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and the National
Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure, and exploration content across
an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. . NGP returns 27% of the proceeds to the non-profit National Geographic
Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation, and education. In India, National Geographic
Channel and Nat Geo Wild are available across six languages and have a wide-ranging mix of international shows
which are made local relevant and shows that are developed and created locally

About FilmKaravan
FilmKaravan is a streamlined aggregation & delivery solution house that aggregates, encodes, packages, and
delivers films and web-series to major digital platforms. Having produced the recently International Emmy award
winning series Delhi Crime their production house has churned out coming of age original content like What Are the
Odds? & Leeches streaming on popular streaming platforms. To raise the banner of independent cinema,
Filmkaravan has also collaborated with YouTube by launching an online non for profit film festival called Bandra Film
Festival early this year showcasing innovative, cutting edge films & hidden gems made by prolific film makers on their
exclusive YouTube channel. For more information, visit www. http://www.filmkaravan.com/