Actor Twinkle Khanna is known for her quirky takes on current affairs and most things that matter Twitter users. Her Twitter account @mrsfunnybones has been quite apt for her posts on the microblogging site.
But on Sunday, Twitter users were disappointed and unimpressed after she posted a tweet in defence of her actor husband, Akshay Kumar, after he made sexist comments against comedian Mallika Dua.
Twinkle tweeted, “What’s Akshay Kumar’s favourite car? Bell Gadi. Why did Akshay Kumar go to the mosque? He wanted to hear some duas.” Twinkle used a hashtag #LameJokes while writing, “I couldn’t resist these two and after this I am done :)”
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 29, 2017
Twitter users were quick to register their disapproval. This included Mallika, who wrote, “HAHAHAHAHAHA…No.”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH No. https://t.co/x1GRbWCHkX
— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) October 30, 2017
Its one thing to refrain from publicly condemning your partner of 15yrs but trivializing a sexist comment with such jokes is jst distasteful
— Shubhangini Arora (@Shubhangini_A) October 29, 2017
Wtf is wrng wth You, evry comnt made on the roast was agreed to in prior, it was a platform for those kind of jokes, while akshay’s wasn’t
— Dhruv Chopra (@dhruvchopra_) October 30, 2017
I looked up to you till I read this tweet, This wasn’t your best foot forward.
A simple apology never hurts anyone,
— Ipshita Chatterjee (@ipuchatterjee) October 29, 2017
In a Star Plus show, which was never broadcast, Akshay had told Mallika, his co-host, “Mallika Ji aap bell bajao main aapko bajaata hun.” The episode in question involved the stand-up comedian, Shyam Rangeela, whose mimicry of Narendra Modi had been dropped by Star Plus.
Twinkle took to Instagram to defend her husband and also slam Mallika’s journalist father, Vinod Dua, after he allegedly wrote that he was going to ‘screw’ Akshay Kumar.
Vinod Dua, also a senior journalist, had written, “I am going to s***w this cretin Akshay Kumar for telling his co-worker Mallika Dua that “aap bell bajao main aap ko bajata hun” at 5:26. This is his sense of humor and language. Star Plus.. wake up..
“I don’t expect an apology from Star Plus as they have not aired this episode. But I expect an apology from this fellow (Akshay Kumar).”
Mallika, who was later sacked from the Great Indian Laughter Challenge show along with Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal, wrote in The Quint that people must not make it about Akshay Kumar.