How did the name Mrs Funny bones come about?
It’s bizarre! Mrs Funny bones was just a handle that I made for Twitter. I came on Twitter right at the beginning, and at that time I tweeted two things—one was about a politician who got slapped and the other was about the origin of Ramayana, which again were both funny remarks. My husband (Akshay Kumar) said I don’t think you should be doing this because you’re going to get into deep shit, so I got off Twitter. Then when I started my DNA column, my editor said you should get back because all writers are on Twitter. I looked for my name but Twinkle Khanna was gone—there was only The Twinkle Khanna or Originally Twinkle Khanna. So Mrs Funnybones it was. I thought I’d do a parody account just for myself to have fun.
Do you self-censor at all with your writing? Not touch on certain issues?
I keep a little of my private life private, so though you may read my columns you’re actually not sure what I believe in—am I an atheist, do I believe in Hinduism, or what...?! ’Cause I’m not talking about myself; I’m making a satirical comment on the world around me. I don’t believe that in this day and age one can have a firm belief about something —there is no right or correct anymore. My wrong can be absolutely okay for someone else.
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