Bollywood is rushing in to acquire the rights to the various short stories from Twinkle Khanna’s latest book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, and many are already calling her the India’s best writer currently.
Akshay Kumar’s wife Twinkle Khanna seems to have made a successful transition from being an actress to an author. Twinkle’s first book, ‘Mrs Funnybones’ was India’s highest-selling book by a female author.
Her second book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’ is also getting a good response. Surprisingly, Bollywood producers and directors are calling her to acquire the rights to different short stories from the same book.
Is Twinkle really India’s best writer now?
Although there are several good authors in the country, being in Bollywood makes certain things easier I guess, especially the promotion bit. Twinkle has been writing for the leading newspapers for some time now, and she’s also making appearances on Television, to promote herself as an author.
Whether she is the best author in India? I guess, we will have to wait and see, although she has the resources to make the right kinds of noises (and the Bollywood connection definitely helps).
Watch: Twinkle Khanna & Akshay Kumar on Koffee With Karan
Bollywood Celebrities Now Want to Write Books
More and more celebrities in Bollywood are turning writers. It seems most actors now wish to reveal their multiple talents, and writing a book, is definitely one of those things.
Former actress, wife of Akshay Kumar, daughter of Rajesh Khanna, is now among the top authors in India. She chose writing over acting because Mrs Funnybones (her nickname) thinks she was very bad at acting.
Twinkle Khanna recently released her new book ‘The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad’, its a book of short stories. Sharing a picture of it, she tweeted, “My new book of stories that will hopefully make you laugh a lot and sigh a little.”
Over one lakh copies of her first book ‘Mrs Funnybones’ were sold, making her India’s highest-selling female writer of 2015.
Twinkle is an author, interior designer, newspaper columnist, film producer, and of course former film actress.
Arguably India’s best actor, Naseeruddin Shah wrote the book ‘A Memoir: And then One Day’ in which he shares his life journey (and he’s quite honest). The book covers his extraordinary journey from a small town in Meerut, to Catholic schools in Nainital and Ajmer and finally to stage and film stardom in Mumbai. The actor is also keen to write a handbook on training young actors.
Kareena Kapoor Khan has written a book ‘The Style Diary Of A Bollywood Diva’ where she provides advice on all things female — from how she improved her red carpet success rate to the best way to please her man. Kareena even goes so far as to reveal her favourite lingerie brand (no prizes for guessing it’s Victoria’s Secret). You will love her gorgeous pictures in the book. She also reveals her heath and workout
At one point of time, Emraan Hashmi’s popularity was as high as that of Salman Khan. But then Emraan’s son Ayaan was diagnosed with cancer and his focus shifted. He wrote a book (The Kiss of Life) on the struggles of his son Ayaan’s cancer, it has Hashmi’s personal story and an emotional journey, along with information to help anyone whose loved ones are battling cancer.
The multi-talented Ayushmann Khurrana has already written a book, and its called ‘Cracking the Code: My Journey in Bollywood’, where Khurrana gives step-by-step instructions on how to get a break in Bollywood, based on his first-hand experience. The book talks about his troubles and triumphs, and is a cheat sheet for stars in the making.
Shah Rukh Khan
SRK is in his earli fifties now and has spend almost 25 years in the industry. Shah Rukh Khan now wants to share his life’s journey in a book. Titled ’20 Years in a Decade’, the book will depicts King Khan’s experiences and thoughts in life. SRK is also writing a book only for his dearest daughter Suhana to give her his acting tips. The book is titled ‘To Suhana, On Acting, From Papa’ that will consists of small paragraphs portraying his style of acting.
Anupam Kher has already written a book titled ‘The best thing about you is you’ where he shares his personal experiences and prepares you for the journey called life. He is working on his second book ‘Lessons life has taught me’.
Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Shilpa Shetty Kundra, known for her fab body, has written a book ‘The Great Indian Diet’ where she shares her diet and fitness secrets. Shilpa Shetty has co-authored the book with nutritionist Luke Coutinho.
Remember the Aashiqui girl Anu Aggarwal? Well, besides her debut film, she doesn’t have much to talk about films. But sh has written her autobiography named ‘Anusual: Memoir of a Girl Who Came Back from the Dead’, where she talks about her journey from Delhi to Mumbai in the 90s to star in her first Bollywood movie, followed by living as a yogi in the ashrams in Uttarakhand. Coming back to Mumbai she survived a major car accident after which she first thought of taking sanyas only to be back to teach yoga. She also talks about the men in her life– from millionaires to yogis.
Sonali Bendre Behl
Bollywood Actress and reality show judge Sonali Bendre Behl has written a book ‘The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting’ where she writes about finding a balance between tradition and modernity, and provide tips on raising a child in the digital age…all based on her personal experiences.
We have mentioned Chetan Bhagat’s in the end because he was already a very popular author before he entered Bollywood. Almost all of his books have been remade into Bollywood films. Now he’s a columnist, screenwriter, television personality, and also a producer.
Did you know?
Hollywood film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ was based on a novel written by Indian Diplomat Vikas Swarup.