RBN Web Desk: The latest photoshoot of Twinkle Khanna for Vogue India has come under social media scrutiny, where she is seen sitting on a pile of books, with one foot placed on a stool (which Twitteratti thought was another stack of books). The photo outraged the internet, and the actress-turned-author soon clarified, she had put her foot on a stool and not a pile of books.
Sometimes I get to do this as well- like the Madonna song 'Strike a pose -Vogue, Vogue Vogue!' @vogueindia P.S For the easily outraged : My foot is on a stool and not a book because I don't want to get dust on the cover- aside from that I have no qualms with sitting on books, sleeping next to them or even keeping a pile in the bathroom to read regularly-The God of Wisdom visits you when you read books not worship them – Love and laughter from this bookworm
But the damage was already done before Twinkle could issue the clarification. Some people were particularly scathing in their criticisms.
Looking perfect gorgeous hot beautiful but foot on books?? Who else's will respect books if not a writer.
— Farwa Shahzad (@farwashahzad) October 24, 2017
Books Ke uppr koi baithta h kya
— Rakesh Prajapati (@RakeshP40574784) October 24, 2017
Such a shame to sit on the books with footwear..Just Yuck !!@VOGUEIndia
— Sameer (@QmSameer) October 24, 2017
Twinkle Khanna has written two bestsellers; Mrs FunnyBones (a collection of humour columns which she writes weekly for a popular national newspaper), and the Legend of Lakshmi Prasad (a collection of four stories on feminism).
Daughter of yesteryear actress Dimple Kapadia and wife of actor Akshay Kumar, Twinkle had a fairly successful Bollywood career herself. She has appeared in films like Baadshah, Barsaat, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, and International Khiladi to name a few. She has co-produced several films including Tees Maar Khan, Patiala House, Khiladi 786 and others, through her husband’s production house Grazing Goats Pictures.
Twinkle has now launched her own film production company named Mrs Funnybones Movies. The first film under this banner will be Padman, directed by R Balki. The film has Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte, and Sonam Kapoor in major roles.