Former actress, now author Twinkle Khanna has published her latest column, which is addressed to the two greatest journalists in the world of entertainment – the success of Kashmir Files and the ‘slapgate’ of the Oscars. Twinkle joked about how many filmmakers are rushing to list names of different cities as the titles of their films, hoping to mimic the success of Vivek Agnihotri’s film. (Also read: Twinkle Khanna joins Hijab line, says she makes her laugh when leaders say “Hijab prevents men from being tempted”)
Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of the late actor Rajesh Khanna and actor Dimple Kapadia. She was an actress in the 1990s and early 2000s, but gave up acting to pursue her first love, writing. He has published three bestselling novels so far and also has a newspaper column.
Regarding the craze for The Kashmir Files, Twinkle wrote in her column for the Times of India, “At a meeting at a producer’s office, I learned that there was a flood of new movie titles being paid tribute to The Kashmir Files. As bigger cities have already been claimed, now poor kids are registering names like Andheri Files, Khar-Danda Files, and even South Bombay Files. “I just wonder if my colleagues can still call themselves filmmakers or with this whole record, like the original nationalist, Manoj Kumar, they have all turned into employees.”
She also mentioned how she gave her own idea for a movie to Mother Dibble. “I will make a movie called Nail File,” he said. “About what; “Catastrophic manicure”, Dibble asked. “Maybe, but at least it’s better than putting the last nail in the communal coffin,” Twinkle replied.
Kashmir Files is based on the Kashmiri Pandits’ exits and killings in the valley in the early 1990s. The film has become one of the greatest Hindus hits of the post-pandemic years, almost winning ₹250 crore. Starring Anupam Kher, Pallavi Joshi, Darshan Kumaar and others.
Twinkle’s husband Akshay Kumar had praised the film. In the video shared by Vivek Agnihotri on Twitter, Akshay said: “We all want to tell stories about our country. Some may be familiar, others not so much. For example, Vivek made The Kashmir Files which brought to light a painful truth and shocked us all. “What made my film (Bachchhan Paandey) fail is a different matter.”
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