Mumbai, October 29, 2017 : Writer, film producer and former actress Twinkle Khanna feels honored to get the Popular Choice Award at the sixth edition of Bangalore Literature Festival for her book “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad”.
Twinkle tweeted the news on Saturday.
“A great honour to win an award with such wonderful writers — See you at the Bangalore Literature Festival tomorrow (Sunday) in Bengaluru,” she tweeted.
The fest will take place in Bengaluru on Saturday and Sunday.
“The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad” is Twinkle’s second book which released this year. Her first book was “Mrs Funnybones”, released in 2015, which was an instant hit with readers looking for a light read.
On the film front, Twinkle has co-produced Akshay Kumar starrer “Padman”, also featuring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in lead roles.
The film tells a true story of Arunachalam Muruganantham’s journey to make affordable sanitary napkins. (IANS)
Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence.
“We often tell women to speak up for themselves and to be fearless, but the fact is if you are not financially independent, then you have to toe the line and have to raise hand for the cheque,” she said.
“Economic indepence is the primary thing for all women out there. They should not rely on someone else for their needs, all should become self-reliant,” Twinkle Khanna said during the launch of her third book titled ‘Pyjamas are Forgiving’ on Wednesday.
Organised by YFLO Delhi, the event was moderated by renowned journalist Barkha Dutt.
Asked the reason for holding a political ideology different from her husband and actor Akshay Kumar’s opinions, Twinkle responded by saying: “We all have a right to vote which implies we all have a right to have different opinions,” she said.
At the same time, the “Mela” actress expressed her concern over people’s ruthless attitude towards someone who has a different opinion in the society.
She said: “Be it colour, cast, nationality or opinion, we all are shunning people who are different from us. And through this we end up learning nothing. We all are living in an eco-chamber.
“It is good to have different opinions as it will help people to learn more about things in a different manner.”
Twinkle Khanna, who talked about botox quite a number of times, has once again urged women not to give unecessary heed to cosmetic treatments in order to look younger.
The 43-year-old mother of two children said: “Ageing is a strange thing. When women cross 40, they start panicking about their looks and start getting cosmetic treatments.
“Rather bothering about looks, women should invest in their skills and try to develop a mind. If you have skills, automatically all heads will turn for you no matter what the looks are. ”