Twinkle Khanna: I’m not really as cool and collected as ‘Mrs. Funnybones’

Actor-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna says that her husband Akshay Kumar wants her to be calm and collected like the character in her book “Mrs. Funnybones”. Actress and columnist Twinkle Khanna during the reading session of her book Mrs Funnybones in Mumbai, on Sep 3, 2015.

“The man of the house (Akshay) says I really wish you were this woman in the book who’s always so calm and collected.

“And I tell him I probably have to join Baba Ramdev and do 4,000 ‘Kapalbhatis’ a day to be that calm. So I’m not really as cool and collected as ‘Mrs. Funnybones’, but she is the woman I want to be,” she said in a chat with versatile personality Pritish Nandy about her book at a popular bookstore here.

Twinkle also said that Akshay played a key role in her writing getting recognized. Her article supporting the All India Bakchod in their Roast controversy while highlighting country’s other problems, in a leading newspaper was, according to her, what got her noticed.

This article which went viral on social media had to go through the approval of Akshay before getting published.

“I told my husband, ‘I think I wrote this well’, but he said, ‘No let me see and I’ll decide’. I said, ‘Okay you decide, fine’. I fell asleep that night and the next day it was everywhere. So that did work well.

“I’ve been writing for a year before that but that was the piece that got me noticed, did I think that I would get this reaction? No, I just wrote it, you don’t know where it’s going to go and how, and I just sent it off,” said Twinkle.

“Mrs. Funnybones” has received a good opening in the book market, already featuring in the list of certain bestsellers lists.

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