Twinkle Khanna is known for her outspoken personality and unapologetic opinions. Recently she published her column addressing two of the most talked about news in the world of entertainment, one is the success of Kashmir Files and the Oscars ‘slapgate’.
Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of late Bollywood star Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. She used to be an actress in the 1990s and early 2000s, but she quit to pursue her first love, writing. She has three best-selling novels to her name, as well as a newspaper column.
About the craze for The Kashmir Files, Twinkle wrote in her column for The Times of India, “In a meeting at a producer’s office, I am informed that there is a deluge of fresh movie titles being registered as homage to The Kashmir Files. Since larger cities have already been claimed, now the poor chaps are registering names like Andheri Files, Khar-Danda Files, and even South Bombay Files. I am just wondering if my colleagues can still call themselves filmmakers, or with all this filing, they, like the original nationalist, Manoj Kumar, have all turned into clerks.”
She also told the story how she approached her mother Dimple with a film concept of her own. “I am going to make a movie called Nail File,” she said. “About what? A disastrous manicure,” Dimple asked. “Maybe, but at least it’s better than putting the final nail into the communal coffin,” Twinkle replied.
The Kashmir Files is based on the early 1990s flight and executions of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. The film became one of the biggest Hindi hits of the post-pandemic years, grossing about Rs. 250 crore. Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar, and others star in it.
Twinkle’s husband, Akshay Kumar had praised the movie. In the video that Vivek Agnihotri shared on Twitter, Akshay said, “All of us, we want to tell stories of our country. Some may be well-known, others not as much. For example, Vivek has made The Kashmir Files that brought a painful truth to the fore and shook us all. That it caused my film (Bachchhan Paandey) to flop is a different issue.”