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How Twinkle Khanna married Akshay Kumar - she just wanted a short fling, mum Dimple thought he was gay (video)

Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar have been happily married for 15 years, but it was not easy for him to marry her.   Twinkle Khanna spilled on Koffee with Karan what went on behind the scenes when they married in 2001.   She had come out of a long relationship and was in no mood to settle down. So, when Twinkle Khanna got close to the ‘six-foot chocolate cake’ as she described husband Akshay Kumar, all she wanted was to just have a fling for 15 days.

Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar have been happily married for 15 years, but it was not easy for him to marry her. 

Twinkle Khanna spilled on Koffee with Karan what went on behind the scenes when they married in 2001. 

She had come out of a long relationship and was in no mood to settle down. So, when Twinkle Khanna got close to the ‘six-foot chocolate cake’ as she described husband Akshay Kumar, all she wanted was to just have a fling for 15 days. 

Akshay Kumar’s reputation as a serial womaniser may have also been a factor to weigh. The man had been linked to almost all the actresses  he had been paired with, including Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty. 

Twinkle Khanna told Karan Johar that it further did not help Akshay Kumar’s cause that her mother Dimple Kapadia thought that he was gay. Dimple reportedly advised her to live with him for a year and see how it went. 

There was also Mela, a movie with Aamir Khan, happening at the time. While Akshay Kumar wanted to marry, Twinkle Khanna was keen on her film career. But the film flopped and she finally said yes, but not before running a research on his family background to make sure they were not carrying genetic diseases.

On the show, she also spoke about the Levis ad controversy that got her briefly arrested and pay a fine of Rs 500.

The ad showed Twinkle Khanna unzipping Akshay Kumar on a ramp and drew an obscenity charge.

Twinkle Khanna blamed Akshay Kumar for that. She said she  didn’t want to do it but he insisted saying, “It was only the top button.” 

The next day she got  call from her mother saying police were looking for her.

Video: Just wanted a short fling - Twinkle Khanna on Akshay Kumar 

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