Mallika Dua-Akshay Kumar controversy: Comedian reacts to Twinkle Khanna’s apology – While Akshay Kumar chose to keep quite, his wife Twinkle was targetted for defending him
Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar, Mallika Dua
There’s nothing funny about what happened on ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’ after Mallika Dua was asked to leave the show. Her father, Vinod Dua didn’t hide his resentment against Akshay Kumar’s comment for Mallika on the show, when he said, “Mallika ji aap bell ko bajao, main apko bajata hoon”.
While Akki chose to keep mum about the controversy, his wife Twinkle got fed up for being trolled on Twiiter. She came out in defence of her husband saying that humour should be seen in the right context. Keeping her trademark humour intact, Mrs Funnybones even cracked some jokes on Mallika and her father. But then this star wife soon realised her fault and apologised in a long Facebook post saying that her comments came after her innocent daughter Nitara was also dragged into the controversy for no apparent reason and hence what followed was an emotional outburst.
Mallika Dua echoed similar sentiments in her reaction to Twinkle Khanna’s apology. In an attempt to justify her father’s outburst against Akshay or how she got Twinkle’s reaction by mentioning her daughter in the matter. The YouTube sensation took to Twitter and wrote, “That’s the thing about parents. They are protective of their children whether they are 5 or whether they are 28.”
Here’s what Twinkle Khanna’s full statement reads:
As I reflect on my actions this past week, I realize that I got pulled into this debate not as a social commentator but as a wife and unlike my normal, slightly rational self, my reaction was purely emotional and without perspective, and I have been rather miserable about it ever since.
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.
I think this came at a point where I was already reeling from an onslaught of abuse against various members of my family, which started with vicious and personal comments about my mother and went on to a widely shared open letter where the writer as a comeback for my comments about Karva Chauth tried to fling muck at every single member of my family. So when in this latest episode regarding my husband, my five-year-old was also dragged in for something that she had absolutely nothing to do with, I reached breaking point. And with my protective instincts in overdrive, I reacted irrationally with the only tools I have that help me retain my sanity in this fishbowl existence -words and lame jokes -though they have got me into trouble often enough in the past as well.
Once while embroiled in an earlier controversy (the story of my life it seems), I had written that a wise woman keeps her hands firmly in her pockets and does not accidentally unzip anything including her mouth. I am not this woman clearly, but I am going to try to be a little wiser from now on.”