Twinkle Khanna was the highest-selling female author of the year. When asked about the one question she hates being asked, she said “Why I didn’t change my last name from Khanna to Kumar. My answer has always been the same- I am married not branded. I am not a tiny company that a big firm like Godrej has taken over and now I have to change my brand name as well”.
She also pointed out that no one asks her about her secret to fitness. Letting us in on this, she said “What is the secret to your fitness? No one ever asks me this and I want to tell them that lying on a couch with a book in your hand is the greatest exercise you can provide to an often neglected part, your brain.”
Talking about the challenges faced as a female author, she quipped “I would say the challenges for a female author are the same as they are for most working women regardless of the fact that you may work as many hours as your partner, child rearing and managing a home are still things that are primarily your responsibility. I find the dual roles of being a writer as well as a mother the most complex, at least during the last stages of a book, where you are completely absorbed in a paradigm world. The former requires that you ignore the demands of the living which you can’t as the latter.”