Twinkle Khanna shared a photo of a man selling pirated versions of her books on Wednesday. She said it was one of the “happiest moments” of her life.

Actor turned author Twinkle Khanna on Wednesday shared a photo of a man selling the illegal copies of her books. Twinkle shared the photo on her Instagram handle, saying an author can be called a “bona fide bestseller” when the pirated versions of their books start selling at traffic lights. Also read: Twinkle Khanna says watching Akshay Kumar with daughter Nitara makes her heart ‘hum a happy song’

Twinkle shared the photo, writing: “Wednesday, the writing style. How do you know a book has done well? You could look at sales figures, Amazon rankings, reviews and awards. The real test of a bona fide bestseller is when pirated versions of your books are sold at traffic lights. This was one of my happiest moments. Which ones did you read?”

Twinkle Khanna shares a photo of a bookseller.
Twinkle Khanna shares a photo of a bookseller.

The photo Twinkle shared shows a man holding the pirated versions of her books Mrs Funnybones, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad and Pajamas Are Forgiving.

Commenting on Twinkle’s post, one fan said, “I’ve read them all and I actually bought it from the traffic light itself.” Another said: ‘Pyjamas are forgiving is your best work. It’s too good.”

Twinkle, who made her acting debut with Barsaat in 1995, retired from films after a few years – her last film was Love Ke Liya Kuch Bhi Karega in 2001. She has often said that she did not enjoy her stint in films. Twinkle made her writing debut with Mrs Funnybones in 2015. She followed it up with an anthology of stories entitled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad, which was released in 2017, and the fiction novel Pyjamas Are Forgiving, which came out the following year. Pajamas Are Forgiving debuted at No. 1 on the Nielsen Bookscan All-India Bestseller list, selling over 100,000 copies.


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