Twinkle Khanna aka Mrs. Funnybones has surprised us many times with her witty statements. The recent decision by the Supreme Court on mandatory playing of the national anthem inside a movie hall did not skip her attention either.
And no, she doesn’t discard it outright. She calls herself a patriotic and then goes on to narrate how she cried last time at the Wagah Border.
We guess the imbibed humor in her mind takes the better of her again. Seeing the contagious patriotism, she just seems to be a bit amused. What? The long queues, the man-made disaster of demonetisation and waste management by Municipal Corporation, are tickling her senses as of now.
If this doesn’t tickle your funny bone, then how about her concern about playing national anthem right when movie-goers are set to watch Ranveer Singh in a red underwear?
This is what she wrote:
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10.30am: Scrolling through my phone on the way to the office, I stumble on the news that to instill “committed patriotism and nationalism”, the Supreme Court has now ordered all cinema halls to play the national anthem and folks are obliged to stand up and show respect to the same.
Now, I am admittedly one of those barmy women who get teary-eyed during our national anthem and bellow it out as loudly as we can, much to the embarrassment of our children.I have even gone on a tour to the Wagah border where, along with the 200 people sitting beside me, I too screamed myself hoarse with ‘Jai Hind’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ competing vigorously with the Pakistanis raising their slogans across the border, because not having variable parameters to judge nationalism, we seem to simply define it by volume, hoping the loudest wins.
But I still can’t wrap my head around how and why I am obliged to feel patriotic when I have merely booked tickets for Befikre, and am about to see Ranveer Singh in his tight red underwear.
Ah, if anyone can voice an opinion on the national anthem without offending anyone, it has to be Mrs. Khanna…errr…Funnybones.