Ladies Study Group hosted Ms. Twinkle Khanna, Indian interior designer, newspaper columnist, film producer, author, and former film actress. Ms. Barkha Dutt, author and prominent Indian television journalist led Khanna’s interview.
The author of Mrs. Funnybones unabashedly wooed the audience with her witty anecdotes, which she uses to put her point across. She believes in the “power of humor.” The actress turned writer talked about cinema, her childhood, her writing, her upcoming movie production, her marriage and how women have to fight to find their space in everything they do.
“Life is about chance in a game of choice,” she quips with candour. “My name is Twinkle, how much worse can it get,” says with a glint in her eye.
Dutt and Khanna developed a natural camaraderie right from the beginning and made the audience laugh at their wit.
Khanna talked candidly about her love for Math, her childhood dream to be a CA, her passion for reading, and most importantly maintaining her identity. She emphasized the “need to prepare the children for failure.” She expressed her gratitude to her family, who never took their success seriously, therefore making it easier to cut her losses in the field of acting and move on to her passion, writing. “As you age, you get comfortable in your skin,” quipped Khanna. Dutt summarized it by saying, “Books over Botox,” which had the audience in splits. “You’re a Feminist, as long as you believe in women having equal opportunities as men,” said Mrs. Funny Bones.
The event was followed by interaction of guests over a sumptuous layout of tea by the ITC.