During the festive Christmas holidays, Twinkle Khanna and her husband, actor Akshay Kumar, experienced a unique adventure involving their beloved pet dog, Freddie, and their 11-year-old daughter, Nitara. In a recent column for The Times of India, Twinkle shared the heartwarming incident, highlighting Nitara’s courageous defense of Freddie, even after sustaining a bite on both hands.
Twinkle Khanna revealed that Freddie, the family’s cherished pet shared with a cousin, accidentally bit Nitara while she attempted to prevent him from swallowing wooden skewers from a plate of chicken satay. Despite the unexpected turn of events, Nitara, after receiving three rabies shots and one tetanus shot, stood by her pet, labeling the incident as ‘an accident.’
“This Christmas, someone accidentally placed a plate of chicken satay in front of the kids (Aarav and Nitara), while Freddie was around. He jumped on the plate and started gulping down the pieces. My 11-year-old (Nitara), worried about him swallowing the wooden skewers holding the chicken together, tried pulling the pointed skewers out of his mouth. She got bitten on both hands,” Twinkle Khanna recounted.
Describing Nitara’s resilient response to the incident, Twinkle shared, “Three shots of rabies and one shot of tetanus later, she claims she has no regrets. ‘It was an accident. He didn’t mean to bite me, and it doesn’t matter as long as Freddie is fine.’”
In a light-hearted tone, Twinkle emphasized the contrast of reactions, stating, “Now, if I had inadvertently chomped on her fingers, not only would there be unceasing accusations, but 20 years later, it would be a subject of intense discussion during her therapy sessions.”
Twinkle Khanna frequently shares glimpses of her family life on Instagram, featuring moments with Akshay Kumar, Nitara, 11, and son Aarav, 21, as well as other members of their extended family and friends.
The incident adds to the colorful anecdotes of Twinkle Khanna’s life, who transitioned from an acting career to become a successful author. Making her acting debut in 1995 with Barsaat, she later ventured into writing with her 2015 debut, Mrs Funnybones, followed by an anthology titled The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad in 2017 and the fiction novel Pyjamas Are Forgiving in the subsequent year. Nitara’s unwavering love for Freddie becomes yet another heartwarming chapter in the Khanna-Kumar family’s delightful journey.