Twinkle Khanna recognizes her failure in the film industry as an actress. She desired to be a chartered accountant, however, since she is the daughter of the yesteryear actor Rajesh Khanna and actress Dimple Kapadia, her parents wanted her to be an actress.
Twinkle said , “When you don’t take success seriously it’s easier to shrug off failure. When I finished my 12th grade, I wanted to become a chartered accountant. But since my parents were in the entertainment business, they were keen I follow their footsteps and I did. Eight years later, I came to the conclusion that I had spectacularly failed as an actress. Though this was a bit disheartening, I wasn’t shattered, partly because of the way my mother had raised me, and also because I realized that having failed at something didn’t mean that I was a failure.”
In attendance of cricketer Sourav Ganguly and badminton coach Pullela Gopchand, Twinkle spoke at length at an event about her career in the film industry, she said, “It [the failure] meant that I now had the opportunity to try and succeed at a million other things. I moved on and here I am today. Life is like flying a kite. Sometimes you have to hold on tight, sometimes loose. Sometimes your kite can fly effortlessly and at other times no matter what you do, you cannot control it. But even when you’re struggling to keep your kite afloat, and the string is cutting into your hand, don’t let go. The wind may change once again in your favour, just don’t let go.”