Mrs Fun­ny­bones

Twin­kle Khanna, pro­ducer, on films, books, and laugh­ter

India Today - - LEISURE - —with Suhani Singh

Q: You re­cently turned pro­ducer. Did your hus­band, Ak­shay, give you a hard time on the set of Pad­man?

A: He’s the one hav­ing a tough time. In fact, when I asked him, ‘Are you com­ing back to Mum­bai this week­end?’ he replied, ‘I don’t know. The pro­ducer is re­ally mak­ing me work too much.’

Q: You’re Mrs Fun­ny­bones on Twit­ter. One per­son who you turn to for a laugh?

A: My sis­ter, Rinke. We just crack up when­ever we are to­gether. I don’t know

what it is that we laugh about.

Q: Do you get jokes for­warded to you on What­sApp?

A: There is an el­derly gen­tle­man who sends me 11 to 12 What­sApp for­wards ev­ery sin­gle day. Some­times he tries to in­vent his own jokes which are re­ally poor. But I don’t have the heart to tell him any­thing, so I just say, “You’re very funny, Un­cle. How do you do it?”

Q: A book you re­cently read that you’d rec­om­mend?

A: Alain de Bot­ton’s The Course of Love. I liked how he wrapped a story around the psy­chol­ogy of a re­la­tion­ship. It made a lot of sense to me.

Q: What’s the best piece of ad­vice you’ve been given that you have passed on to your own kids?

A: To laugh at suc­cess so that you can shrug off fail­ure eas­ily.

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