Christopher Nolan penned a note for Dimple Kapadia, who made her Hollywood debut with ‘Tenet’ on the eve of the film’s release. Her son-in-law, Akshay Kumar tweeted a proud message for her.
Just as much as fans look forward to the release of films and watching their favourite actors on the big screen, their personal lives too, interests the netizens. The family they belong to, relationships, larger than life lifestyle and a lot of other things contribute to their stardom. If we go by the on-screen portrayal on a mother-in-law’s relationship with her daughter-in-law then she likes to keep her son in her control and for the son-in-law, his wife’s mother instigates her against her new family. Contrary to this, B-town relationships have proved how beautiful is the relationship of a mother-in-law with her son-in-law and daughter-in-law. A perfect example of this is of Dimple Kapadia and her damaad, Akshay Kumar.
It was in 2001 when Twinkle Khanna, daughter of veteran actors, Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna, had tied the knot with her ‘six feet of chocolate ice cream’, the Khiladi of B-town, Akshay Kumar. The jodi of Mrs Funnybones and Mr Strongbones has been inspiring us since then and we admire the bond that Akshay shares with his mother-in-law, Dimple Kapadia. In 2017, during a Q&A session on Twitter, Akshay was asked, “Your best friend from Bollywood?”. To this, the doting son-in-law had replied, “My mother-in-law.”
Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending drama, Tenet released in India on December 4, 2020, and on the eve of the release, Dimple Kapadia, who made her Hollywood debut with the film, received a letter from the director. Christopher wrote in his special note to Dimple, “What can I say? Working with you has been a delight. Watching you bring Priya to life all around the world has been fantastic. Thank you for your great skill and hard work and for lending your talent to Tenet.” Dimple’s proud son-in-law, Akshay Kumar tweeted, “Christopher Nolan pens a heartfelt note to Dimple Kapadia on the eve of their release. Had I been in her place, I wouldn’t have been able to move in awe but having watched her working her magic in Tenet, I couldn’t be more happy and proud of Ma.”
In September, when Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar with their children, Aarav and Nitara were in Scotland, the actress-turned-author had managed to squeeze in some time to watch her mother, Dimple Kapadia’s film, Tenet in the theatre. Praising her mother for her ‘wonderful part’ in the film, Twinkle had written, “Finally saw Tenet in the theatre and though my mother is so laid-back that she refuses to do any publicity around it, she has a wonderful part and is completely incredible. Variety writes, “A sinister whisper network of international arms dealers emerges, with one of them, Priya (the wonderful Dimple Kapadia, in the film’s wiliest performance) serving principally to coax the protagonist through the corridors of Nolan’s storytelling. #MamaMia.”
For the first time ever, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna had appeared for an interview together on Koffee With Karan season 5. On the show, Twinkle had shared how her mother, Dimple Kapadia had reacted when Akshay had asked the then 28-year-old diva’s hand for marriage. Twinkle Khanna had narrated, “So, my mother and me are sitting together on the couch and he’s sitting opposite. My mother’s friend was there and he’s doing acupressure for her back or something. So my mother says, ‘I have to tell you something.’ So, I said tell me. ‘No, no after he goes.’ But when I insisted, she said that one of our friend was doing a piece on a gay newspaper says that Akshay is gay. So, I almost fainted.” Then Dimple Kapadia had kept a condition before Akshay and Twinkle, “You both live together for one year and then we’ll see.”
In a deleted Rapid Fire video of Akshay Kumar from his appearance on the fourth season of Koffee With Karan, the host of the show, Karan Johar had asked, “Who would you go on a date with if you weren’t married?” To everyone’s surprise, Akshay had taken his mother-in-law, Dimple Kapadia’s name but with a twist. After taking his mother-in-law’s name, Akshay continued, “And the whole night talk about her daughter.”