On Akshay’s 51st birthday, we bring you the love story of Bollywood’s own ‘khiladi’. A fantastic chef, lover boy, astounding martial arts expert, a self-made superstar, someone who believes in doing all his stunts himself- he certainly is the all-rounder of the glam world. This hero did not become a superstar overnight. His journey had to see several days of struggle before stardom touched his feet.
On the other hand, his wife, a beautiful actress who is a star kid, a talented blogger and designer, an amazing homemaker and now, the author of many popular books.
Indeed they make for an envious pair but it was not an easy love story for the two of them.
The two first met during a shoot for Filmfare magazine, in Mumbai, where Akshay developed an instant crush on Twinkle.
Later, both fell in love with each other on the sets of their film International Khiladi and were soon in a steady relationship.
But, Twinkle was not willing to take the plunge at that time and the two dated for 3-4 years. When Akshay met Dimple to ask her daughter's hand, Dimple was a little hesitant as she thought Akshay was gay. The couple revealed in an interview that Twinkle’s mom said that one of her friends in a newspaper believes that Akshay is gay. Well, that’s rib-tickling!
After these rumours cleared, Akshay popped the question. Twinkle was still indecisive and in two minds. So, she put up a condition before answering the big question.
On an episode of the popular TV show, Koffee With Karan, Akshay revealed that Twinkle was very confident of her upcoming release, Mela, in 2000. Mela was being touted as the "biggest film of 2000" as it starred Aamir Khan and his brother Faizal Khan along with Twinkle. She was certain that it would do well and told him that in case the movie fails to create magic in the box office, she would marry him. Luckily for them, the movie flopped, they got married and the rest is history!
The couple shares an incredible chemistry which is also quite evident in their media interviews. Akshay Kumar says that the two are poles apart and still manage to survive together while Twinkle enjoys the difference between them.
Now that's how you make a marriage work!