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Twinkle Khanna apologizes for her jokes on Akshay-Mallika controversy

The former actress, in a Facebook post, apologized to all who felt she had trivialized the issue of feminism.

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Mayur Lookhar

Noted journalist Vinod Dua slammed actor Akshay Kumar for the sexist remarks against his daughter Mallika Dua on a TV show, The Great Indian Laughter.

Vinod Dua and his daughter Mallika had taken offence to Kumar saying “tum bell bajao, main aapko bajat hoon” in one of the episodes of the comedy show.

Twinkle Khanna, Kumar's wife, wasn't amused with the criticism, and posted a cheeky Tweet mocking the Duas. Usually, she is hailed for humour, however this time around the Twitterati wasn't pleased.

Post a torrent of trolls, Khanna put out an apology on Facebook. 

“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,” Khanna wrote .

“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,” she added.

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Khanna further stated that she was uspet with the trolls making nasty, personal remarks against her and even dragging her five-year-old daughter in to the debate. 

“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,” Khanna wrote. 

Read the entire message below:

While Khanna has apologized, Vinod Dua had demanded an apology from her husband Akshay Kumar. The 2.0 actor, though, so far hasn’t made any comments on the matter.