Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna seems to have made a successful transition from being an actress to an author. Twinkle’s first book, ‘Mrs Funnybones’ was India’s highest-selling book by a female author.
Writing, for me, is like doing yoga — I’m mindful, yet I don’t exist; only my chains of thought exist. I’ve written poems and once I almost wrote half a book. The book was a family saga of a Hindu girl whose grandmother wants her to marry a Muslim boy.
Her second book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ is also getting a good response. Surprisingly, Bollywood producers and directors are calling her to acquire the rights to different short stories from the same book.
Asked if she finds it ironic that she didn’t receive as much praise for acting as opposed to her writing career, Twinkle told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “Maybe I am better at writing. So I console myself with the fact that I have a career that lasts me a lifetime.”
“Considering that I’m here at this platform at this point of time, I think it’s been quite gratifying,” she said.
What makes her do that?
“Humour is nothing else but a part of candour… There is nothing that you can ever say which is funny unless it has a nugget of truth in it. All I do is unwrap a little bit conditioning and present it slightly in an incongruent manner,” said Twinkle, who is the wife of actor Akshay Kumar and a mother of two.
Asked why she doesn’t star with Akshay in films, Twinkle, who is the brand ambassador of Loreal Professionnel, quipped: “You’ve just asked me a question that I am doing better as a writer. So why would I do something that I wasn’t doing as well as? Logic.”