Twinkle Khanna is riding the wave of success with her recent hilarious appearance on hit show Koffee with Karan with her husband Akshay Kumar. She has also won a lot of accolades for her writing skills, and is out with her latest book, "The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad", which is number 1 on Amazon’s list. Twinkle Khanna that there needs to be some truth to what one is talking for the humor to be truly taken well.
In an interview to IANS, the actress says: "Humour has to have a huge nugget of truth to be funny. You cannot laugh at something unbelievable. Whenever I say something on a lighter note, I am basically unwrapping the truth from a different perspective, and that makes it funny."
But writing is something that seems to come naturally to her.
The book, she insists is very different from her debut book, Mrs. Funnybones.
"This is not 'Mrs Funnybones 2', so don't expect that. Rather I am taking my readers to a different world through these stories. All four stories in the book are very different from one another and conveyed certain social implications in a light-hearted manner."
"Though it is a work of fiction, I met many people in real life and some of the characters stayed with me. With time, I nurtured them in my mind and finally wrote them in the book."
The book comprises has 4 stories, -- "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad" (set in 1920), "Salaam, Noni Appa"( late 1980s), "If the weather Permits" (present time) and "The Sanitary Man from the Sacred Land" (1990).
Khanna says that people have begun to pick up the habit of reading again, "I think there is a revival of readers. We all grew up reading books as that was a part of our culture. However, in between, people lost the interest of reading. Now they have realized what they are missing out by not reading books."
"That is why schools are referring more books for activities. It is only through reading that one can understand how people are smarter than you and what they have left behind for you," said Twinklw.
Twinkle is known for her staunch practicality and has said,"I think you have to be pragmatic to the approach of life and brutally honest with yourself. We all are here to do something and it is important to understand our potential first. From the age of 15, I started working and the journey is going on."
"The gratifying part of my journey is no one calls me a star child or a superstar's wife anymore. I think I have grown beyond that and have my own identity. Nevertheless, of course, my life partner influences me a lot. He is supportive and I dedicate my book to him. I bored him to death narrating my stories when the book was in the process (laugh)," she beams.
- Suneela Kirloskar