Mumbai: Twinkle Khanna apologised in a Facebook post after she had ‘defended’ Akshay Kumar on Twitter regarding his remark on Mallika Dua.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and Mallika Dua were shooting for The Great Indian Laughter challenge, when he made a comment on her “Aap bell bajao, main aapko bajata hoon”.
Mallika took it to Twitter, and in a string of tweets, she hit out at Akshay Kumar for his inappropriate remark at the workplace.
Twinkle Khanna jumping into the controversy defended husband Akshay Kumar and cracked two ‘lame jokes’.
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) October 29, 2017
However, Twinkle in a Facebook post apologised for her tweet and said her reaction was purely emotional as her family members were dragged in the row.
Twinkle wrote, “Unwise Wisecracks -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.”