'Your sense of decency may just vary from mine'
Twinkle Khanna arrived for the chat on the dot, not a minute early, not a minute late. This was her first time on the Net, but she enjoyed herself so much that she promised to return soon. In the process, she revealed the true Twinkle who is very down to earth, with no starry airs whatsoever. And her favourite hobby? No, it's not reading or music...
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:22 IST)
HELLO EVERYONE: I AM READY FOR YOUR QUESTIONS..
Jay (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:14 IST)
Who do u consider the sexiest man on earth :-) with whom u woudnt mind being deserted at an island
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:25 IST)
Jay: Well, I don't have any particular sexiest man. I have a whole bunch of favourites like Sanjay Dutt, Brad Pitt, Aamir. I think three would be enough to liven the deserted island.
devil woman (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:19 IST)
i love u in the coke ad Twinkle are u doing any more ads?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:26 IST)
Devil Woman: Probably, we would be doing another ad for Coke itself.
Surya (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:20 IST)
Hi twinkle, when are u coming to Australia? i have seen all ur films 13 times :) ur the BEST
maham (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:20 IST)
dear twinkle hi,my name is MAHAM from KARACHI,Iam crazy for you,I have 200 pics of yours,I have heard that u dont smoke,andu have no boy friend? IS THIS TRUE? Please do more films with AAMIR KHAN,MELA was fantastic,please tell me which are your forth coming films, YOU ARE THE BEST.
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:30 IST)
Surya: I am actually looking forward to come to Australia. I have never been there. I think probably early this year, I will be coming to perform a show there.
Maham: Well, it's true that I don't smoke. It's not a morality issue, just my preference. My next movie is with Govinda and it is not titled yet, but it should be out by June. As for boyfriends, your guess is as good as mine :)
Bharatiisme (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:32 IST)
who`s your fav among the khans?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:33 IST)
Bhartisime: They are absolutely different to work with. I personally like to work with Aamir because he is a friend. Shah Rukh's also great to work with.
Twinks (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:32 IST)
hELLO tWINKLE HAPPY NEW YEAR TO U HOW DID YOU LEARN ABOUT CANDLE-MAKING, u seem to be very creative :)
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:35 IST)
Twinks: I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn't really move around, I started playing around with it... putting the scent inside and dried flowers and that's it.
sarah (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:34 IST)
DEAREST TWINKLE .I LOVE YOU .EAST TO WEST TWINKLE KHANNA IS THE BEST.I HAVE DONE A-LEVELS .MY ENTIRE FAMILY IS YOUR FAN.YOU ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL ON THIS PLANET. YOUR FILMS ARE BEST. MELA WAS FANTASTIC. YOU DID A MARVELLOUS JOB.YOU DONT KNOW HOW MUCH CRAZY I AM FOR YOU .YOU ARE THE NO 1 ACTRESS OF 2000 INSHLLAH.YOU LOOK GOOD WITH SALMAN KHAN,&AAMIR KHAN.I READ ALL YOUR INTERVIEWS. IHAVE HEARD YOU HAVE NO BOY FREIND& YOU DONOT SMOKE .PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS TRUE.YOU ARE A BABBY DOLL.I KEEP ON TELLING MY FRIENDS THST I RESEMBEL YOU.BUT IKNOW IDONT .PLEASE TELL ME ABOUT YOUR FORTH COMMING FILMS .PLEASE REPLY ME .IAM WAITING.ILOVE YOU.
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:37 IST)
SARAH: THANKS FOR YOUR SWEET NOTE..
Twinks (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:36 IST)
Twinkle how did u get the name Twinkle?
DEEPTI (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:36 IST)
R u interested in Cricket?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:39 IST)
Twinks: You won't believe it, but my grandfather named me. And the choices were between Sparkle, Sprinkle and Twinkle. So, THANK GOD, they chose TWINKLE.
Deepti: I only like to watch cricket when India and Pakistan are playing. And I end up screaming myself hoarse throughout the match.
cutebaby (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:39 IST)
whats ur new years resolution? there has to be one.. to make all ur movies hits?.. :P
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:42 IST)
cutebaby: My new year's resolution... to spend two weeks back packing in Kerala.
alokratan (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:41 IST)
why do prefer wearing "ardha purdha " dresses . Don't tell that it's the demand of the story. Bathing scene in mela is an example of it . Exposing is good but it should be decent as Madhuri's Dhak-Dhak
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:44 IST)
Alokratan: First of all, it's up to each individual as to what they feel is decent. Your sense of decency may just vary from mine. And that's your answer.
RIshi (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:42 IST)
TWINKLE, what do you find the most important thing in life????
sam (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:43 IST)
If u were not a film actress what would u be?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:46 IST)
Rishi & Sam: The most important thing in life is to have self-esteem. And to be honest with yourself. If I wouldn't have become an actress, well... I wanted to become a physiotherapist.
Al Duderino (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:43 IST)
What school and college are u from? did u like studying?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:48 IST)
Al Duderino: I went to boarding school in Panchgani and then to a college in Bombay called Narsee Monjee. Did I like studying? Surprisingly, YES :) :)
sweetgal (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:49 IST)
among all the actresses in this industry.. who are the ones that u get along well
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:50 IST)
Aweetgal: Among the actresses, I am friends with Rani and Ash.
Pepsi (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:50 IST)
What kind of music do u listen? who is ur fav singer/band?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:52 IST)
Pepsi: I basically listen to all old Hindi film songs. But I also like trance music and Savage Garden.
designer candle (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:52 IST)
Are you and dimple working together in any project? Why is your mother not working now? Is it becos her daughters have become heroines themselves?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:54 IST)
Designer Candle: My mom has worked for a very long time. And now she works when she feels like it and takes it easy when she feels like it.
Lucy Chabbra (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:53 IST)
Twinkle what do u dislike the most about urself?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:55 IST)
Lucy Chabra: I dislike my being so laidback in life.
raghu (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:54 IST)
how much do you think have your acting abilities improved since barsaaat
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:57 IST)
Raghu: When I was working in Barsaat, I had no clue as to what I was doing. The only reason it turned out okay was because Mr Raj Santoshi is a very good director and knew how to work with newcomers. And now, even though the director is still very important, I can manage to hold my own even if he isn't good.
Ashwien (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:57 IST)
Are you doing any movies with the most good looking and hunkiest actor of bollywood the DEADLY DUTT (Sanju)?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:58 IST)
Ashwien: I am doing a film with Sanjay Dutt. But he isn't opposite me in the film. The film is directed by David Dhawan..
kanishka (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:57 IST)
what do you do when ur not on a set
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:0 IST)
Kanishka: I read a lot, anything I can get my hands on. Go for films with my friends, go running on the beach. Make candles. I think that's about it.
RIshi (Thu Jan 20 19100 3:59 IST)
What is it about acting that you love so much?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:2 IST)
Rishi: Acting is fun because you get to be somebody else everyday and you can do things that you wouldn't have guts to do ordinarily.
Janbaaz (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:1 IST)
Hey Twinkle, who do you think is the best actor among Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Kamal Hassan and Sanjeev Kumar?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:3 IST)
Janbaaz: Amitabh Bachchan is my favourite out of the ones you mentioned.
kanishka (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:1 IST)
is your real name tina khanna?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:5 IST)
Kanishka : No, my real name is Twinkle. My friends call me TINA. And I hope that clears it all.
Kapil (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:4 IST)
Twinkle ji.....after becoming a star...are u missing your private life???
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:7 IST)
Kapil: When you decide to become a public figure, then it's stupid to keep thinking of all the things that you cannot do anymore. But I still try to do the same things that I used to do before I stepped into this line.
beavis (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:8 IST)
hey tinklle when the xml coming up? and when are u doing coldfusion?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:8 IST)
Beavis: Stop making a fool of yourself..
majahid (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:8 IST)
Hi twinke, I'm a big fan of yours and Sanjay Dutt's and when I heard you and Sanju had singed Raj Kanwar's Dhai Akshar Prem Ke. I was over the moon. How come you and Sanjay aren't in it now??
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:9 IST)
Majahid: That's because Mr Raj Kanwar changed the story and merely kept the title the same. So both me and Sanju are not in it.
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:12 IST)
EVERYONE: last three questions..
RIshi (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:12 IST)
Twinks, where do you see yourself in ten years????
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:13 IST)
Rishi: Hopefully, in 10 years, I will be sitting on a farm with two kids, a dog and maybe a husband.
Michelle (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:12 IST)
Are u a typical capricorn? Assertive and sensitive at the same time?
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:15 IST)
Michelle: I don't really believe in star signs. But you are right in that I am a Capricon and I am pretty assertive as far as the outside world is concerned.
Twinkle Khanna (Thu Jan 20 19100 4:20 IST)
EVERYONE: Thanks for chatting with me. It's nice to know that so many people are with me. And that I have such a large fan following on the Internet too. BYE...
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