Being realistic

Twinkle Khanna admits she is more practical than romantic


Ians February 25, 2016
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MUMBAI: As Bollywood’s Mrs Funnybones, Twinkle Khanna almost always has something hilarious and witty to say. This time, the actor-turned-writer openly unveiled her stance on the concept of romance and what it could mean in today’s world.

Speaking at the launch of The Village of Pointless Conversation — a new book penned by Being Cyrus and Finding Fanny writer Kesri Khambatta — Khanna admitted that she preferred practicality over romance. “I am not romantic but a very practical person,” she said. “There are lots of fish in the sea. So, whoever gets stuck with your rod, one is as good as another.” When asked if her husband Akshay Kumar was a romantic person or not, the ever-so-candid Khanna quipped, “I don’t know who Akshay is, thanks!”

The Village of Pointless Conversation is based on material developed during the scripting phase of Finding Fanny, after which Khambatta had to rework certain parts. Khanna complimented the writer, saying that his book had impacted her in a way that even Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird could not. In fact, the star liked it so much, she admitted she felt like “ripping eight chapters of her next book and throwing them in the bin.”

Last year, Khanna made her own writing debut with Mrs Funnybones, capturing the life of modern Indian women in a humorous manner. When asked if she would like for it to be translated onto the big screen, Khanna responded, “I think it would make a sort of tragic-comedy. But my mother-in-law will commit suicide because I’ve depicted her as a crazy old bat. So, no, I don’t think we could ever make a movie on that.” 

Published in The Express Tribune, February 26th,  2016.

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