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'Humour must have a nugget of truth to be funny'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Mumbai, Nov 13: Her debut book “Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me” gave readers a glimpse into how she has a kck of finding humour in everyday happenings. Now out with her second book titled “The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad”, Twinkle Khan says an element of truth is a must for humour to be truly funny. Asked what it takes for her to be humorous, Twinkle said here: “Humour has to have a huge nugget of truth to be funny. You cannot laugh at something unbelievable. Whenever I say something on a lighter note, I am basically unwrapping the truth from a different perspective, and that makes it funny.” Popular as ‘Mrs Funnybones’ courtesy her column, Twitter handle and book, Twinkle is the daughter of Hindi cinema’s first superstar Rajesh Khan and veteran actress Dimple Kapadia. She followed into her parents’ footsteps to face the camera, but did not make it big. However, she used her creative juices to establish herself as an interior designer of repute.

But writing is something that seems to come turally to her. Her readers are expecting her new book to be as humorous as “Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me”. But Twinkle says the book — published by Juggerut Books — is quite different.

“This is not ‘Mrs Funnybones 2’, so don’t expect that. Rather I am taking my readers to a different world through these stories. All four stories in the book are very different from one another and conveyed certain social implications in a light-hearted manner.” “Though it is a work of fiction, I met many people in real life and some of the characters stayed with me. With time, I nurtured them in my mind and filly wrote them in the book.”

The book comprises four stories showing different fragments of society of different time and era — “The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad” (set in 1920), “Salaam, Noni Appa”( late 1980s), “If the weather Permits” (present time) and “The Sanitary Man from the Sacred Land” (1990). A fan girl of P.G. Wodehouse and the science-fiction genre, Twinkle believes that reading is the only way to acquire, develop and form new ideas. She also feels the reading culture is getting revived. (IANS)

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