On Friday, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar celebrated Women’s Day on a very unique note. He attended an event in Lucknow and drove around town with several biker women from the city. He also took it to Instagram and shared a picture from the event. He captioned it as, “Breaking stereotypes…at Run4Niine with these biking queens, Biker Rani in Lucknow today. HappyWomensDay,” he captioned a picture on Instagram from the event. Akshay was seen in pink pants and a white T-shirt as she posed with the women and drove bikes on the sunny streets of Lucknow. Check out his post:
On the other hand, Akshay’s wife and author Twinkle Khanna decided to celebrate women’s day by doing what she loves best; reading. Twinkle also took it to Instagram and shared a long post, in which she wrote about how her parents wanted her to be an actor, whereas she always wanted to be an accountant. She further discusses, when she failed as an actor, she decided not to let her failure bring her down and keep her from trying new things. Check out her post below:
Twinkle wrote, “Ever since I was a little girl, I always had my nose buried in books. Books were my escape, they were my solace. I would run away to have tea with Alice in Wonderland, hop from one ink-stained asteroid to another with the Little Prince. I even reached Mars with Philip K Dick, decades before the Mars Orbiter Mission.
When I finished 12th grade, being rather academically inclined, I wanted to study to be an accountant. My parents though were both in the entertainment industry and were keen that I follow in their footsteps. Like many young people, I caved in and joined the family business.
Eight years later, I had to face the fact that I had spectacularly failed as an actress. I went through a brief period of despair, till I realized that having failed at something did not mean I was a failure, it just meant that I now had the opportunity to try and succeed at myriad other things. I decided to cut my losses not my wrists and went back to working around all the things I had always loved. Somewhere along that path, I found my place in the world of words, a place where I could finally thrive surrounded by my beloved books, both as a reader and now as a writer as well.
If my journey has taught me one valuable lesson then it is the importance of being resilient. This is something I try and inculcate in my kids as well. I tell them and perhaps also end up reminding myself that life is just like flying a kite.
Sometimes you have to leave it loose, sometimes you have to hold on tight, sometimes your kite will fly effortlessly, sometimes you will not be able to control it and even when you are struggling to keep it afloat and the string is cutting into your hand, don’t let go.
The wind will change in your favour once again. Just don’t let go.”
On a professional note, Akshay is all set for his upcoming release of Kesari on March 21.