Never has a book launch in recent memory raised as much laugh riot as Twinkle Khanna’s just released Mrs Funnybones.
For starters, a galaxy of A-list stars including Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan, Sonali Bendre, Sussanne Roshan, Dimple Kapadia, Jaya Bachchan and a whole lot of socialites descended to support Twinkle’s debut as an author. While the air was buzzing with palpable excitement, it was the inimitable Karan Johar who upped the ante by hosting a roast version of Koffee with Karan with Twinkle as his special guest.
The filmmaker, who evidently enjoys cracking double entendres, revisited his AIB roast days with gay abandon (pun unintended) with Twinkle playing along and matching him step by step much to the delight of the audience who were in splits for the entire session.
Karan Johar kickstarted the proceedings by confessing his love for Twinkle and she being the only ‘woman’ whom he has loved till date.
Twinkle had her repartee ready and said that in boarding school (where they studied together) it was her baby moustache that Karan loved the most found it very hot. A slightly embarrassed Karan replied: “I will slap you 377 times.”
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While there were many gems that were cracked at the book launch, we bring to the best that will make you burst into peals of laughter.
Karan Johar: Why did you shy away from appearing on my show?
Tina (Twinkle): Because Akshay said the first word I will say is p**** and Akshay didn’t want me to say this word again and again.
KJo: One thing about Akshay that no other hero has?
Tina: A few extra inches (pauses)…vertically.
KJo: Your take on the porn ban.
Tina: As a mom, I am happy but as a citizen, I don’t think so.
KJo: Your take on 377?
Tina: You can marry a tree but not the same gender.
KJo: Who would you want Akshay’s next heroine to be?
Tina: Jayalalithaa. I will make her into a caped crusader.
KJo: One person who should have a reality show?
Tina: Radhe Maa
KJo: Things about Akshay that no one knows.
Tina: He cries during movies like Aamir and wears checkered pyjamas every night and that very rare occasion when he drinks, he sings ‘mainu visa dila de dubai da’.
Karan Johar also hosted a rapid fire round that went as follows:
KJo to Tina: If you turn into the following celebs what would you do?
Ranbir Kapoor: I wouldn’t speak because Kat’s got my tongue
Deepika Padukone: I would do every thing as it’s ‘my choice’.
Narendra Modi: I would make Akshay the sports minister.
Rahul Gandhi: I will look for my mommy.
KJo: What will you find in these people’s phones
Aamir Khan: Pictures of naked aliens.
Tina to KJo: What will you do Karan if you turn into Mayawati?
Post the rib-tickling Q&A session, Aamir Khan was called onto the stage and was mildly roasted by Twinkle. Karan Johar kept taking subtle digs at the superstar because of his known aversion towards adult comedy. Right at the start of the session when jokes started going the adult way, Karan Johar quipped publicly that he feared Aamir would walk out any moment if things proceeded in the same fashion.
A sporting Aamir took all jokes cracked at his expense in his stride. When KJo asked Aamir if Twinkle is a talented actress, Aamir without batting an eye-lid said: “Twinkle is talented in insulting people. She has always insulted me. I didn’t know that behind this bimbette, there was this sharp and talented woman.”
Twinkle Khanna, who has worked with Aamir Khan in Mela, too revealed a behind the scenes embarrassing moment of the actor from their past professional association. “Aamir once went behind a rock to cry because his director didn’t listen to what he was saying,” Twinkle said.
The last person to grace the stage was none other than Twinkle’s husband, Akshay Kumar who had no qualms in saying that his wife was the boss of his house. “I fight with her and then I make up. The rules in house are that Tina is always right and the man of the house has to keep saying sorry and keep begging,’ revealed Akshay Kumar.
The half an hour session ended with the book, Mrs Funnybones being launched by Aamir, Akshay, KJo and Twinkle’s mom Dimple Kapadia.
Also seen at the event was Akshay and Twinkle’s son Aarav, Twinkle’s sister Rinke Khanna and actress Jaya Bachchan.
Evidently, everyone went back home with beaming smiles adorning their faces and thanked Twinkle for tickling their funny bones.