Actress and Writer Twinkle Khanna attended the launch of Surf Excel New Campaign ‘Haar Ko Harao’ along with former Indian cricket team skipper Sourav Ganguly and former Badminton player Pulela Gopichand on Thursday in Mumbai. During the panel discussion, Twinkle stated that when you don’t take success very seriously, it is easier to shrug-off your failure.
Speaking at a panel discussion, Khanna reminisced her childhood days with her mother, actress Dimple Kapadia, saying: “When I came to her (Dimple) as a plump nerd with my exam results and said look, ‘I got 97 percent in Mathematics’, she said it matches your weight.”
Recalling similar memories, Khanna thought, ‘what is the point in having such mother, But over the years, I discovered the reason behind her peculiar philosophy of raising me. When you don’t take success very seriously, it is easier to shrug-off your failure,”
Talking about Surf Excel’s ‘Daag Achhe Hain’ concept, Twinkle said, “We speak a lot about failure in abilities but especially with little girls, what we haven’t discussed is that they feel they are failing because of the need to look a certain way, be a certain color and weight.”
She continued, “My friend’ little daughter once told me that she doesn’t want to go swimming because she thought that by doing swimming she will become tan and brown so I told her I want to be green because I want the colour of broccoli. I think ‘Daag Achhe Hai’ is about accepting everything that you have and embracing it. I have never been that way. But now I realize that it’s all about accepting your flaws that is what ‘Daag Achhe Hai’ means”.
Khanna was last seen in Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan, playing a cameo. With this film, Twinkle also started donning the producer’s hat, and co-produced many films, including Khiladi 786, Holiday and R. Balki’s upcoming Padman, with all the films starring her husband Akshay Kumar.