We all know Aamir Khan as the serious actor-crusader. But at the book launch of Twinkle Khanna's Mrs Funnybones, the Bollywood actor proved that he has a sense of humour too. He traded insults and jokes with his Mela co-star even as Twinkle's husband Akshay Kumar, mother Dimple Kapadia and director Karan Johar lent the event some serious star value.
"All of us have different abilities and Twinkle is really talented in some of the most amazing activities like insulting people, she is an expert in insulting people. All through my life, since I've known her she has just constantly insulted me," Aamir said.
Aamir, along with Karan Johar, was present at Twinkle's debut book launch here on Tuesday. KJo had his share of Koffee with Karan with Twinkle as the main guest. Karan asked Aamir did he think Twinkle was a good actress? To that, Aamir jokingly replied: "I thought she was fantastic." Aamir and Twinkle have worked together in Dharmesh Darshan's directorial Mela in 2002, which bombed at BO.
Not that Twinkle was far behind. She said, "I caught Aamir crying behind a rock because he had gone to our Mela director Dharmesh Dharshan to explain a shot and the director didn't listen to him so he was heartbroken."
To this, Aamir's someback was, "A film about Twinkle would be named Hunterwaali." The book launch was also attended by veteran actor Jaya Bachchan, Sussanne Roshan and Sonali Bendre.
Speaking at the launch, Twinkle, who has emerged as a popular columnist, said that her book finds humour from a woman's perspective, in the state of women in India. "Mrs. Funnybones is about how modern woman looks in India and how India looks back at her. We live in a world where we have sent a satellite to Mars, but we are looking at the moon and praying for our husband's long life."
Twinkle took digs at her husband Akshay Kumar and as well as others including politicians. Replying to Karan's question of whom she wanted to be Akshay's next heroine, Twinkle said, "Jayalalithaa. I will make her into a caped crusader."
In a similar vein, she said Radhe Maa--the self-styled godwoman who is under scanner in a dowry harassment case--should have a reality show. When asked if she were Ranbir Kapoor, Twinkle said, "I wouldn't speak because Kat (Katrina) has got my tongue." If she were Deepika Padukone, the Barsaat actor said she would do every thing as it's "my choice", a reference to Deepika's much-talked-about video. Twinkle said she would make Akshay the Sports Minister if she were Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I will look for my mommy," she said when Karan asked her if she were Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. When Karan asked what will she find in actor Aamir Khan's phones, Twinkle said, "Pictures of naked aliens."
Twinkle Khanna also claimed that her husband Akshay Kumar is her editor. "I have been writing for two years now. You all discovered it late... I had this since childhood. Akshay's input is to remove words.. He is my editor," Twinkle said.
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