Twinkle Khanna Apologizes For Everything She Said On Mallika-Akshay Controversy, Gets Praised

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11:02 am 4 Nov, 2017


It all started when a Youtube sensation, Mallika Dua, who is just started to taste the stardom, dared to come out and raise her voice against an insensitive remark made by a much-respected personality of this society. Mallika with her comments and even with her open letter made this clear that there is nothing that can stop her from speaking the truth and she won’t let the supporters of Akshay Kumar sugar coat his “bell bajao” comment.


Akshay Kumar’s “Aap bell bajao, main aap ko bajata hun” backfired and started a controversy. Mallika as well as her father, Vinod Dua highly protested against the insensitive remark and got a lot of support. However, there were some who claimed that Mallika is just playing the women card to gain the limelight after being kicked out of the show ‘The Great Indian Laughter Challenge’.


The man, Akshay Kumar, because of whom the whole thing started, hasn’t said anything yet but his wife and famous actor/author, Twinkle Khanna got herself in trouble by opening her mouth about the whole debate. Unfortunately, the actress tried giving an explanation on behalf of her husband. She asked people not to take the literal meaning of the comment that Akshay made for Mallika.

Here’s what Twinkle tweeted:

Things got worse when Twinkle shared a few jokes on the controversy calling them her last words for the whole debate.


Mrs. Funnybones got slammed for being insensitive and not supporting a woman just because the controversy is about her husband. Realising the same, the actor turned author has written a long Facebook post talking about the situation she was in and what her mind’s condition was. The actress talked about the breaking point she had reached when people started dragging her five-year-old daughter in the controversy. Twinkle has even apologized for the comments she had made during the ongoing Mallika-Akshay controversy.

Here’s what Twinkle wrote in her Facebook post:

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.
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.


Twinkle’s apology letter made fans respect her more. Here’s how people reacted to this:









Damage control step taken by Twinkle came out as a success. Don’t you think it’s time for Akshay to open up about the controversy as well? Do share your views in the comments below.