If you need proof that opposites attract, look no further than Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s marriage. If he is as diplomatic as they come, she has no filter. Their quirky and fun equation was on full display during their appearance on Koffee With Karan.
Recently, a snippet from the show resurfaced online, in which Twinkle reveals the story behind the huge diamond ring and earrings that she wore. She told host Karan Johar that she made Akshay buy them for her, to make up for getting her an unsatisfactory birthday present.
“When we were first dating, on my birthday, he got me a crystal paperweight. A paperweight! I don’t know what he thought, that I would be very impressed with this paperweight,” she said.
Akshay chimed in, “Actually, I had forgotten her birthday. Let me honestly tell you. I had forgotten her birthday and then when I realised it was her birthday, there was no time to go and buy. Paperweight was there in my house so I quickly wrapped it (laughs).”
Twinkle said that she ensured Akshay got his just deserts. “He gave me a paperweight, so I told him that day, ‘One day, I will make sure you buy me a diamond as big as this bloody paperweight!’ So I made sure,” she said.
Recently, Akshay celebrated two years of his film PadMan but while he tagged his co-stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in his tweet, he forgot to mention Twinkle, who was the producer. She shared his tweet and joked, “Err…. You are definitely not part of my next production! #PadMan.”
However, Akshay was quick to apologise and replied to her tweet saying, “Please mere pet pe laat mat maro. Missed tagging the team. Apologies to my producer, @mrsfunnybones, director #RBalki and the man without whom Padman wouldn’t be made @murugaofficial.”