"this evening was worth all the damaged toes."
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna enjoyed an evening in London where they met Rishi Sunak.
Twinkle recently completed her Master’s in Fiction Writing at Goldsmiths, University of London.
She and Akshay attended a formal event in London, witnessing a performance from Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Sharing a video of the performance, Twinkle also posted a picture of her and Akshay with the British Prime Minister.
Joking that she had to wear heels for the event, Twinkle said:
“As much as I dislike wearing heels and dressing up, this evening was worth all the damaged toes.
“@sudha_murthy_official remains my hero, but it was pretty cool meeting her son-in-law, the prime minister @rishisunakmp.
“Also put the sound on and hear @andreabocelliofficial. Congratulations @anusuya12 and @theowo.london.”
Fans loved the post, with one writing:
“Wow! Is that Andrea Bocelli? The voice of God. “What a privilege to hear him up close.”
Another fan said Sudha Murty was also her hero, commenting:
“Awesome lady Sudha Murty She’s my hero too. All of it looks pretty cool!”
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Twinkle gave a shout-out to Sudha Murty, whom she interviewed in 2021.
During their interview, they spoke about giving the right value system to children who come from well-off families and making them realise that the main thing is that one should be a good human being.
Twinkle said that sometimes, “children who come from well-off homes have a certain amount of guilt” about their privilege.
She then asked Sudha how she ensured that her children remained grounded.
Sudha recalled taking her son Rohan to meet some tribespeople when he was 13 years old.
She revealed that she told him that a lot of children there were as bright or even brighter than him, but because they aren’t born into a well-off family, they can’t afford a lot of things which he can because he is privileged.
So, she advised him not to take his privilege for granted and rather use it to help others.
Twinkle Khanna added: “Even with my children, at least I try.
“One day, my son asked, ‘Why do I have all these things and those people don’t?’
“And I told him, ‘When you’re born with a silver spoon in your mouth, it’s your responsibility to use that. Even if it’s not a silver spoon, maybe it’s a plastic spoon. But if you have any spoon of any sort, you use that you scoop up some porridge and give it to someone who doesn’t have it’.
“And I think from that day, I’ve also seen him looking at life differently and also realising that privilege is a platform which can be used to help other people.”