After having won over readers with her humour-laden columns, Twinkle Khanna has come up with a collection of short stories. Titled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, the book is about female emancipation. The actor-turned-author’s second endeavour received positive reviews. Now, we have learnt that she has been “receiving calls constantly” from her “film industry friends” with regard to her book.
“Ever since the book hit the market, a number of industry people — producers, directors and actors — have been calling her to acquire the rights to different short stories from the same book. She is surprised with the kind of response she is receiving from within the industry,” says an insider.
Twinkle’s first book, Mrs Funnybones (2015), sold over one lakh copies, making her the highest-selling female author in the country last year. Last week, her second book was ranked number two on Amazon’s pre-order list. The second book is extremely close to Twinkle’s heart. These are the stories she has wanted to put down on paper for a long time, so she is excited. But, what has surprised her is the enthusiastic response from her industry friends,” adds the insider.
Apparently, Twinkle hasn’t taken a call about selling the rights of her stories yet. “It is too early [to make a decision], as she is still soaking in all the positive reviews. Plus, her husband [Akshay Kumar] has been away from Mumbai (he is shooting in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, for Toilet – Ek Prem Katha). So she hasn’t been able to discuss it with him,” adds the insider.
Neither Akshay nor Twinkle could be reached for a comment.