Twinkle Khanna opens up about the importance of self-worth for a writer

Updated on Mar 20, 2020 11:56 AM IST  |  514.5K
   
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Twinkle Khanna opens up about the importance of self-worth for a writer
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"I strongly believe in the power of being the moron. I wrote about it last week. People who think about their stupidity are often the most intelligent because it is only the truly dumb who are convinced of their smartness. The ones who are secretly wondering if they are idiots are the ones who know that there is so much to know that they clearly don't know enough. If you have understood this sentence and if you are clearly a moron like me, you are a prime example of an oxymoron," declared Twinkle, while interacting with the media at Crossword Book Awards 2020.

She was accompanied by lifestyle coach and motivational speaker Gaur Gopal Das and philanthropist Sudha Murty at the event.

Twinkle said a writer needs to have an inflated sense of self-worth while writing. "(Being a) Stylist is, I guess, the difference between using a word like regurgitate instead of vomit. (On being a) critic, this is the most important part because a writer needs to have an inflated sense of self-worth while they are writing, to feel that what they are saying is worthy of someone else's attention. Then they have to have the ability to put their ego aside, look at that work objectively and, yes, listen to the editors, take their suggestion, and incorporate them, because I think that is the most important (thing) a writer needs to do," she said.

"Pyjamas Are Forgiving" is a 2018 Indian fiction novel published by Juggernaut Books. The story is narrated by Anshu, a middle-aged woman who is suffering from sleep disorder.

Late Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's elder daughter Twinkle is married actor Akshay Kumar, They have a son, Aarav and a daughter, Nitara.

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