So, its been a while since the Malika Dua – Akshay Kumar controversy came up. After Akshay Kumar‘s insensitive comment on Mallika Dua on their show – The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Mallika’s father Vinod Dua took to social media and expressed his anger. The rest we know, this spread like fire and we ssaw everyone dropping in their opinions. Meanwhile, Mallika shared her father’s post on her social media handle and asked his followers if they find it wrong. However, they deleted the posts from their handles after internet took them all for trolls.
Meanwhile, Twinkle Khanna came in with something. Twinkle who has always been very vocal about feminism and other women related topics made her statement on this in her own way. She shared some of the trolls on her Twitter handle. But now she is apologising. She recently posted an apology letter on her Facebook. She 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.
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.”
Now after Twinkle apologising for making a statement that was unnecessary, Mallika has reacted too. She took to Twitter and commented on the post. “That’s the thing about parents. They are protective of their children whether they are 5 or whether they are 28 ☝🏻— Mallika Dua (@MallikaDua) November 3, 2017” Well, we are happy that its done. Also, we didn’t get to hear anything from Akshay about it. Hope to hear it from him soon!