'Mrs Funnybones' Summary of the book Khanna said that the main characters in the book are "a few facts, a little fiction, a few decaying brain cells, and a couple of old bones into my brewing cauldron of words." The book received good reviews with The Times of India stating "The funny bone definitely tickles but at the same time also jabs you hard. "Subtle observation(s) with a sledgehammer impact." says Mint. The Huffington Post reviewed the book stating "Thank you Mrs. Funnybones for reminding us that life is what you make of it and the most ordinary moments sometimes provide the maximum entertainment and pearls of wisdom. The book highlights anecdotes and the experiences of the author regarding her family, surroundings and the way she handles them. In the whole book, Khanna did not mention her husband by his name. The book was launched in Mumbai on 18 August 2015 before Dimple Kapadia, akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Karan Johar, Jaya Bachchan and Sonali Bendre. The book has received critical acclaim particularly for its humour. Megha of The Free Press Journal wrote "...[Although] this book is delight to read, it at times gets a little repetitive with the inclusion of some of her columns that have appeared in newspapers." Author and screenwriter Advaita Kala called it ; "...endearing, real and well written". It was ranked in Hindustan Times's Best non-fiction books chart.
Twinkle Khanna (born Tina Jatin Khanna on 29 December 1974 In Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) is an Indian author, newspaper columnist, film producer, former film actress and interior designer. Her first book Mrs Funnybones sold over one hundred thousand copies, making her India's highest-selling female writer of 2015. She repeated the success with her second book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, which also went on to sell over 100,000 copies by August 2017. She won the Crossword Book Award 2016 for Mrs Funnybones. Salaam Noni Appa, a story from the anthology has been adapted into a play directed by Lillette Dubey. She is the wife of actor Akshay Kumar. She won the Outlook Award in 2016 for the most inspiring woman of the year. Khanna was invited to be a part of an eminent panel at the United Nations, New York on Women's Entrepreneurship Day and also appeared on BBC world Impact show to talk about menstrual hygiene and sanitation globally. She has also received many accolades some of them being Hello! India magazine's Visionary woman of the year as well as the Vogue Opinion Maker Of the Year. After leaving the acting profession in the same year, she ventured into interior designing and is the co-owner of The White Window, a chain of interior designing stores which operates in Mumbai. She does not have a professional degree and learned the skills by working with an architect for two years. She is the co-founder of the production company Grazing Goat Pictures, and has co-produced six features including the Marathi language drama 72 Miles. She is currently producing a film, Pad Man, based on the life of Muruganatham Arunachalam, this time with a strong focus on dispelling taboos around menstruation, a topic that has never been explored in cinema before. Khanna is the Indian brand ambassador for L'Oréal. Twinkle Khanna is the elder daughter of Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna, born on her father's 32nd birthday in 1974. Her sister Rinke Khanna is also an actress. Her aunt was Simple Kapadia. She met Akshay Kumar for the first time during a photo session for Filmfare magazine. They got married on 17 January 2001. Together they have a son, Aarav and a daughter, Nitara. Kumar often credits Khanna for his success. In 2009, People magazine listed her as the fourth-best-dressed celebrity in India. In February 2014, she was operated on at the Breach Candy hospital for the removal of a kidney stone. She has maintained a Twitter account since November 2014.