Twinkle Khanna bags Elle design award
Tuesday night saw a beaming Dimple Kapadia watching daughter Twinkle Khanna winning the Elle Décor International Design Award (EDIDA) for best wall finishes and coverings, at the Hilton Towers, Nariman Point.
Twinkle, who gave up acting after marriage to Akshay Kumar, has been designing homes and offices for the last three years. She also owns a lifestyle and interior designing store, the White Window, at Andheri.
Said Twinkle, who joined hubby Akshay in USA with son Aarav yesterday, “It feels great; it’s an honour. More than anything else, it means that when you make your passion your profession, there is no looking back.”
How did Akshay react when he heard about her win? “He was thrilled,” she grins. “It was he who had total belief in me right from the start, and helped me get where I am.” But since Akshay wasn’t there to cheer her, “My mom and two of my friends were there.”
The family will celebrate Akshay’s birthday today.
What are her plans for the future? “I will be opening a branch of White Window at Bandra in October, and look forward to opening yet another store soon after. I have also started working on international projects and will be going to London next week to start working on a house there,” she says.