- "My reaction was purely emotional and without perspective," she wrote
- "That's the thing about parents," Mallika Dua tweeted
- Internet had described Twinkle's take as 'disappointing'
Calling herself a 'feminist' from the time she was young, Twinkle further added, "I would like to apologize to everyone who felt that I was trivializing the cause of feminism especially because I strongly believe in equality and have been a feminist from the time I was a young woman, much before I even knew the term." She also mentioned that her five-year-old daughter Nitara was also 'dragged in the controversy for something that she had absolutely nothing to do with.'
Read Twinkle's entire post here.
Unwise Wisecracks.. pic.twitter.com/mSOoLo13Pl— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 3, 2017
Mallika Dua, without taking any name, tweeted, "That's the thing about parents. They are protective of their children whether they are 5 or whether they are 28."
That's the thing about parents. They are protective of their children whether they are 5 or whether they are 28— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) November 3, 2017
This is what Twinkle poster earlier.
Mallika Dua, Akshay's The Great Indian Laughter Challenge colleague, had shared Twinkle's 'lame joke' tweet and just wrote, "Ha Ha... No," on it.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH No. https://t.co/x1GRbWCHkX— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) October 30, 2017
In The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, the judges ring a bell, if they like a contestant's act. Akshay's 'ring a bell' comment refers to the same. In the clip, which wasn't aired, Akshay Kumar can be heard saying, "Mallika ji aap bell bajao, main aapko bajata hun."
After the controversy started trending, Mallika's father Vinod Dua, told news agency IANS that he "expects an apology" from Akshay. Twinkle, in her statement, shared previously, wrote, "Should Mr Dua's statement also be taken literally or interpreted in context? Words, especially humour has to be seen in its right context." Vinod Dua had also posted a note of Facebook, which he later deleted.
Here's what the netizens thought of Twinkle's earlier posts.
really! There is no 'issue' stop making everything about women!— Sansa (@WildCallipygian) October 30, 2017
In very poor taste! Tsk tsk! I actually liked this woman's sense of humour... #sad— Mimi (@SnehaMimi) October 30, 2017
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have been married since 2001. They have two children, son Aarav and daughter Nitara. Akshay's 2.0 and Padman releases next year. Twinkle Khanna is the author of two bestsellers - Mrs Funnybones and The Legend Of Lakshmi Prasad.