Rajesh Khanna wanted 'Mrs Funnybones' Twinkle to be a writer (Lead)

Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Former actress and now writer Twinkle Khanna, famous on social media as Mrs Funnybones, says her father and late legendary actor Rajesh Khanna wanted her to be a writer.

"Dad always said I should be a writer -- was proud of my maggot filled poetry -- would've been beaming that I got that paper in my hand eventually," Twinkle posted on Twitter on Monday while sharing one of her articles.

Twinkle started her career as an actress with 1995 film "Barsaat", for which she received the  Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.

However, after her marriage to actor Akshay Kumar in 2001, she realised that she was meant to do things beyond being in front of the camera. After tasting success in interior designing, she also got down to pen her thoughts for a column and subsequently for "Mrs Funnybones: She's Just Like You and a Lot Like Me" -- her debut book.