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Twinkle Khanna Flashback: 5 Songs From Her Past Life as an Actress

  | February 18, 2015 10:04 IST (New Delhi)
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Stills from Twinkle's songs in Barsaat, Baadshah, Itihaas and Zulmi

Two generations of Bollywood heroines have consigned Twinkle Khanna, actress to the murky depths of memory, always fickle when it is of the showbiz sort. So here are five reminders

Boy, are we glad Twinkle Khanna quit Bollywood when she did and spent the next 15 years becoming MrsFunnyBones. Because we love MrsFunnyBones a whole lot more than we did Twinkle Khanna, actress. (Also Read: Twinkle Khanna is Trending on Twitter and Here's Why)

In her short career, Twinkle appeared opposite the leading men of her generation - all three Khans, Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar, of course. Her last film was 2001's Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, just six years after her debut in 1995's Barsaat opposite Bobby Deol. That's barely a blip in the careers of many of her contemporary actresses.

Now 40, Twinkle is married to Akshay, her co-star in films like International Khiladi and Zulmi, and mother to pre-teen Aarav and toddler Nitara. Since her exit from Bollywood, Twinkle has re-invented herself as an interior designer and now a writer of popular columns, the latest of which deals with censorship and is currently being shared and discussed on social media. On Twitter, she calls herself MrsFunnyBones and her tweets - mostly hilarious, some poetic - are a daily joy to many.

In the 15 years that have passed since Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, two generations of Bollywood heroines have consigned Twinkle Khanna, actress to the murky depths of memory, always fickle when it is of the showbiz sort.

So here are five reminders.

Barsaat was a hugely-anticipated film, with the excitement over the high-profile debuts of two pedigreed newbies - Twinkle, daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, and Bobby Deol, son of Dharmendra. Humko Sirf Tumse Pyar Hai was one of the most popular songs from the film.
 



Baadshah o Baadshah may have been the song you remember from the 1999 movie that earned Shah Rukh Khan the epithet of Baadshah, but it's Mohabbat Ho Gayee Hai that's a Twinkle-fest.




Twinkle and Ajay Devgn play hide-and-seek in Chori Chori from 1997's Itihaas.
 



Bedroom shenanigans for Akshay Kumar and his future real-life missus in Teri Badmaashiyan from 1999's Zulmi.
 



Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Twinkle and Fardeen Khan. The End.





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