Karan Johar and Twinkle Khanna share a good camaraderie. Their friendship dates back to the time when both the celebrities studied in a boarding school. Twinkle always stood beside Karan and helped him in extra-curricular activities. Karan fondly calls Twinkle as Tina and says that she is the only woman he fell in love with.
Karan was so much fond of the actress-turned-author that his directorial debut had lead character named Tina. When KJo approached Twinkle with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he was expecting an approval but much to his shock, the actress rejected it calling the script, sh*t. Afterwards, Rani Mukerji played the role which had screen name Tina. In an interview to mid-day, Akshay Kumar said, ''I also tell her about Kuch Kuch Hota Hai . Even that was offered to her. She read the script, and she didn't understand it. Eventually, Rani [Mukerji] did that role. She still tells Rani, "Teri zindagi maine banayi [I made your life]." She'd actually thrown the script, and called it sh*t!".
Twinkle and Akshay share a warm bond despite of their contrasting natures. While Twinkle is straight forward, Akshay is bit diplomatic. In jest, she keeps whispering in Akshay's ears, ''Do good films. Win awards.'' and Akshay whispers back, ''Mela, Mela..''
The duo is currently busy with their upcoming flick Padman which is slated to release on January 26, 2018. The movie is being produced by Twinkle and stars Akshay in the lead. The flick directed by R. Balki also has Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.