Karan Johar's attempt to give actress Alia Bhatt a 'dramatic introduction' at the launch of author Twinkle Khanna's new book backfired in spectacular fashion, after Twinkle intervened
"The man of the house (Akshay) says I really wish you were this woman in the book who's always so calm and collected. I'm not really as cool and collected as Mrs Funnybones, but she is the woman I want to be," said Twinkle
Twinkle said, "Mrs. Funnybones is about how modern woman looks in India and how India looks back at her. We live in a world where we have sent a satellite to Mars, but we are looking at the moon and praying for our husband's long life"
Censoring Dimple Kapadia proved difficult. She recounted, "I had gone to Tina and Akshay's house for khichra when they were newly married and it was just me, Akshay and Tina. So after having the khichra, Akshay said "arre bhai ek soda leke aao thoda sa kali mirch daal ke." So what does my brilliant daughter do with me sitting there? She goes..."
Author Twinkle Khanna launched her second book The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad on November 15 with husband Akshay Kumar, mother Dimple Kapadia and Karan Johar in tow. She opened up about being called 'Junglee' when someone praised her work and her equation with Karan.
A Murugunantham, inventor of a low cost sanitary napkin machine, inspired one of the chapters in Twinkle Khanna's new book. Here's what else we know about him - he only talks to women (because it takes 30 minutes to explain to men what he does) and he has no idea who Akshay Kumar is. Make that had no idea, he's friends with Twinkle now.
Karan Johar, who acted as master of ceremonies, at Twinkle Khanna's book launch, received a typically Twinkle vote of thanks. "He's like the Rs 100 note, taken for granted until crunch time, when you realise how valuable it is," she said.
"Don't think I was so nervous before giving my first shot in my first film," gulped Alia Bhatt, as well she might have been because she read after the formidable Shabana Azmi. "I was so excited I messaged Twinkle to say I'll bring my bestest English," was how Ranbir Kapoor began his reading.