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Twinkle Khanna is one of the most admired celeb wives in India, courtesy of her successful transition from being an actress in Bollywood to an author and producer. The renowned author has released two books, Mrs Funnybones (2015), The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad (2016), and Pyjamas are Forgiving (2018), so far in her career as an author. While on the professional front, Twinkle is creating a name for herself in the writing community; she is also leading a happy married life with her actor-husband, Akshay Kumar.
Twinkle Khanna tied the marital knot with the love of her life, Akshay Kumar, on January 17, 2001, in an intimate wedding. Even after 22 years of their happy married life, Akshay and Twinkle still exude the charm of a newly-wedded couple. While almost everyone is in awe of their chemistry, not everyone knows the rare anecdote that Twinkle shared in her recent candid conversation with Masaba Gupta on Tweak India.
In a recent conversation with ace fashion designer, Masaba Gupta on her YouTube channel, Tweak India, the show’s host, Twinkle Khanna opened up about her mother, Dimple Kapadia’s reaction to her decision to marry Akshay Kumar. The doting daughter revealed that her mom clearly advised her to live with Akshay for two years before tying the knot. The actress admitted that her mother wanted her and Akshay to be more than 100% sure about their marriage decision. Recalling her mother’s advice, she said:
"When my husband said he wants to marry me, my mother said, ‘Nothing doing, you live together for two years. If you make it, then you get married'."
Further, in the same conversation, Twinkle Khanna also told Masaba Gupta that her mother, Dimple Kapadia’s advice about live-in directly referred to her mom’s unstable marriage with her father, Rajesh Khanna. The author also talked about the prospect of growing up in a household under the guidance of both a father and a mother. Sharing her thoughts about the same, Twinkle said:
"She (Dimple Kapadia) said, ‘I have been married. I’ve seen what it’s like’. I feel that maybe if my parents were together, would I really want to constantly keep working, doing something? I probably wouldn’t."
Twinkle Khanna also lauded her mother, Dimple Kapadia, for raising her single-handedly and balancing her personal and professional fronts. The author complimented her mommy for all the efforts and sacrifices she made while raising her. Twinkle also admitted that for most of her life, she wasn’t aware of the patriarchal system as she was raised alone by her mother, who distanced her from this system. She explained:
"I was raised largely by my mother. I would tell you that for the longest time I didn’t know that patriarchy and the patriarchal system existed because I wasn’t in the system."
The daughter of iconic actors, Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle was in love with cinema right from an early age and even tried her hand at acting. However, after marrying Khiladi Kumar, Akshay Kumar, she bid farewell to her acting career and ventured into the writing world. The stunning couple has a son, Aarav Kumar, who was born in 2002 and a daughter named Nitara, who was born back in 2012. The adorable family of four never skips a chance to win everyone’s hearts with their close-knit bond and snippets from their vacations.
What are your thoughts on Dimple Kapadia’s advice to her daughter, Twinkle Khanna to live with Akshay Kumar for two years that too before marriage? Let us know.
Actor-turned-writer, Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of veteran actors, late Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. The duo tied the knot in 1973 when Dimple was a teenager. However, Rajesh and Dimple had an amicable separation some years later, and their kids, Twinkle and Rinke were largely raised by their mother. Now, Twinkle opened up about beingRead More